Updated it its 14th edition, Understanding Public Policy focuses on the policy challenges confronting the Obama administration. This edition provides students with a close up look at the American healthcare system, current economic policies, issues of homeland security and defense policy among many other current event and issues shaping public policy today. The gold-standard for introductory public policy texts, Understanding Public Policy is designed to provide readers with concrete tools for both understanding and analyzing public policy.
Table of Contents
1: Policy Analysis: What Governments Do, Why They Do It, and What Difference it Makes
2: Models of Politics: Some Help in Thinking About Public Policy
3: The Policymaking Process: Decision-Making Activities
4: Policy Evaluation: Finding Out What Happens After a Law Is Passed
5: Federalism and State Policies: Institutional Arrangements and Policy Variations
6: Criminal Justice: Rationality and Irrationality in Public Policy
7: Welfare: The Search for Rational Strategies
8: Health Care: Attempting A Rational-Comprehensive Transformation
9: Education: Group Struggles
10: Economic Policy: Challenging Incrementalism
11: Tax Policy: Battling the Special Interests
12: International Trade and Immigration: Elite-Mass Conflict
13: Energy and the Environment: Externalities and Interests
14: Civil Rights: Elite and Mass Interaction
15: Defense Policy: Strategies for Serious Games
16: Homeland Security: Terrorism and Nondeterrable Threats
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