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Policy Analysis : Concepts and Practice (Paperback) (David L. Weimer & Aidan R. Vining)

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Often described as a Public Policy "bible," Weimer and Vining remains the essential primer it ever was. Now in its sixth edition, Policy Analysis provides a strong conceptual foundation of the rationales for, and the limitations to, public policy. It offers practical advice about how to do policy analysis, but goes a bit deeper, to demonstrate the application of advanced analytical techniques through the use of case studies. Updates to this edition include:

  • A chapter dedicated to distinguishing between policy analysis, policy research, stakeholder analysis, and research about the policy process.
  • The most current research findings from behavioral economics.
  • An extensively updated chapter on policy problems as market and governmental failure that explores the popularity of Uber and its consequences.
  • The presentation of a property rights perspective in the chapter on government supply to help show the goal tensions that arise from mixed ownership.
  • An entirely new chapter on program evaluation.
  • A substantially rewritten chapter on Cost-Benefit Analysis, to better prepare students to become producers and consumers of the types of cost-benefit analyses they will encounter in regulatory analysis and social policy careers.
  • A substantially rewritten chapter on information gathering to reflect the use of the latest technologies.

Policy Analysis: Concepts and Practices remains a comprehensive, serious, and rich introduction to policy analysis for students in public policy, public administration, and business programs.

Number of Pages: 480
Genre: Political Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: David L. Weimer & Aidan R. Vining
Language: English
Street Date: March 30, 2017
TCIN: 52362529
UPC: 9781138216518
Item Number (DPCI): 248-44-9535
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