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Handbook of public policy analysis : theory, politics, and methods

Author: Frank Fischer; Gerald Miller; Mara S Sidney
Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC/Taylor & Francis, ©2007.
Series: Public administration and public policy, 125.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Covers the historical development of policy analysis, its role in the policy process, and empirical methods. This book considers the theory generated by these methods and the normative and ethical issues surrounding their practice. It deals with the basic origins and evolution of public policy. It examines the stages of the policy-making process.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Fischer; Gerald Miller; Mara S Sidney
ISBN: 9781574445619 1574445618
OCLC Number: 71810061
Description: xxv, 642 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Contents: Cover --
Front cover --
Contributors --
Contents --
Introduction --
Part I: Historical Perspectives --
Chapter 1. The Policy Sciences at the Crossroads --
Chapter 2. Promoting the Policy Orientation: Lasswell in Context --
Chapter 3. Public Policy, Social Science, and the State: An Historical Perspective --
Part II: Policy Processes --
Chapter 4. Theories of the Policy Cycle --
Chapter 5. Agenda Setting in Public Policy --
Chapter 6. Policy Formulation: Design and Tools --
Chapter 7. Implementing Public Policy --
Chapter 8. Do Policies Determine Politics? --
Part III: Policy Politics, Advocacy, and Expertise --
Chapter 9. A Guide to the Advocacy Coalition Framework --
Chapter 10. Policy Communities --
Chapter 11. Public Policy Analysis and Think Tanks --
Part IV: Policy Decision Making: Rationality, Networks and Learning --
Chapter 12. Rationality in Policy Decision Making --
Chapter 13. Rational Choice in Public Policy: The Theory in Critical Perspective --
Chapter 14. Taking Stock of Policy Networks: Do They Matter? --
Chapter 15. Theories of Policy Learning: Agency, Structure, and Change --
Part V: Deliberative Policy Analysis: Argumentation, Rhetoric, and Narratives --
Chapter 16. Deliberative Policy Analysis as Practical Reason: Integrating Empirical and Normative Arguments --
Chapter 17. Rhetoric in Policy Making: Between Logos, Ethos, and Pathos --
Chapter 18. Narrative Policy Analysis --
Part VI: Comparative, Cultural, and Ethical Perspectives --
Chapter 19. Comparative Public Policy --
Chapter 20. Applied Cultural Theory: Tool for Policy Analysis --
Chapter 21. Ethical Issues and Public Policy --
Chapter 22. Public Policy and Democratic Citizenship: What Kinds of Citizenship Does Policy Promote? --
Part VII: Quantitatively Oriented Policy Methods --
Chapter 23. Quantitative Methods for Policy Analysis --
Chapter 24. The Use (and Misuse) of Surveys in Policy Analysis --
Chapter 25. Social Experiments and Public Policy --
Chapter 26. Policy Evaluation and Evaluation Research --
Part VIII: Qualutative Policy Analysis: Interpretation, Meaning, and Content --
Chapter 27. Qualitative-Interpretive Methods in Policy Research --
Chapter 28. Qualitative Research and Public Policy --
Chapter 29. Interpretation and Intention in Policy Analysis --
Chapter 30. Context-Sensitive Policy Methods --
Part IX: Policy Decisions Techniques --
Chapter 31. Benefit Analysis --
Chapter 32. Environmental Impact Assessment: Between Bureaucratic Process and Social Learning --
Chapter 33. Technology Assessment as Policy Analysis: From Expert Advice to Participatory Approaches --
Chapter 34. Public Policy Mediation: From Argument to Collaboration --
Part X: Country Perspectives --
Chapter 35. Policy Analysis in Britain --
Chapter 36. The Evolution of Policy Analysis in the Netherlands --
Chapter 37. Policy Analysis and Evaluation in Sweden: Discovering the Limits of the Rationalistic Paradigm --
Chapter 38. The Policy Turn in German Political Science --
Chapter 39. Policy Analysis in India: Research Bases and Discursive Practices --
Chapter 40. Korean Policy Analysis: From Economic Efficiency to Public Participation --
Index --
Back cover --
Last Page.
Series Title: Public administration and public policy, 125.
Responsibility: edited by Frank Fischer, Gerald J. Miller, Mara S. Sidney.
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