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Introduction to the Policy Process : Theories, Concepts, and Models of Public Policy Making (Revised)

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The fourth edition of this widely-used text relates theory to practice in the public policy process. In a clear, conversational style, the author conveys the best current thinking on the policy process with an emphasis on accessibility and synthesis. The book has been reorganized to better explain the role of policy analysis in the policy process. New to this edition:

  • A new section on the role of policy analysis and policy analysts in the policy process

  • A revised and updated chapter surveying the social, economic, and demographic trends that are transforming the policy environment

  • Fully updated references to help the advanced reader locate the most important theoretical literature in policy process studies

  • New illustrations and an improved layout to clarify key ideas and stimulate classroom discussion

The book makes generous use of visual aids and examples that link policy theory to the concrete experience of practitioners. It includes chapter-at-a-glance outlines, definitions of key terms throughout, tabular and visual materials, provocative review questions, recommended reading material, as well as online materials for professor and students.

The fourth edition of this widely-used text relates theory to practice in the public policy process. In a clear, conversational style, the author conveys the best current thinking on the policy process with an emphasis on accessibility and synthesis. The book has been reorganized to better explain the role of policy analysis in the policy process. New to this edition:

  • A new section on the role of policy analysis and policy analysts in the policy process

  • A revised and updated chapter surveying the social, economic, and demographic trends that are transforming the policy environment

  • Fully updated references to help the advanced reader locate the most important theoretical literature in policy process studies

  • New illustrations and an improved layout to clarify key ideas and stimulate classroom discussion

The book makes generous use of visual aids and examples that link policy theory to the concrete experience of practitioners. It includes chapter-at-a-glance outlines, definitions of key terms throughout, tabular and visual materials, provocative review questions, recommended reading material, as well as online materials for professor and students.

Edition: Revised
Number of Pages: 399
Genre: Political Science, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Public Affairs + Administration, Sociology / Urban, Public Policy / General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Thomas A. Birkland
Language: English
Street Date: September 2, 2015
TCIN: 46768294
UPC: 9780765646620
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-9306
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