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Policy analysis : concepts and practice

Author: David Leo Weimer; Aidan R Vining
Publisher: Boston : Longman, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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..."This book lays a strong conceptual foundation to understanding the rationales of and limitations to public policy. It gives practical advice about how to do policy analysis while demonstrating the application of advanced analytical techniques through case study examples. Policy Analysis: Concepts and Practices is a comprehensive, accessible, and rich introduction to policy analysis for readers in public policy,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Weimer, David Leo.
Policy analysis.
Boston : Longman, ©2011
(OCoLC)761897312
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Leo Weimer; Aidan R Vining
ISBN: 9780205781300 0205781306
OCLC Number: 462909904
Description: xix, 473 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preview: The Canadian salmon fishery --
What is policy analysis? --
Toward professional ethics --
Efficiency and the idealized competitive model --
Rationales for public policy : market failures --
Rationales for public policy : other limitations of the competitive framework --
Rationales for public policy : distributional and other goals --
Limits to public intervention : government failures --
Policy problems as market and government failure : the Madison taxicab policy analysis example --
Correcting market and government failures : generic policies --
Adoption --
Implementation --
Government supply : drawing organizational boundaries --
Gathering information for policy analysis --
Landing on your feet : organizing your policy analysis --
Cost-benefit analysis : assessing efficiency --
When statistics count : revising the lead standard for gasoline --
Doing well and doing good.
Responsibility: David L. Weimer, Aidan R. Vining.

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..."This book lays a strong conceptual foundation to understanding the rationales of and limitations to public policy. It gives practical advice about how to do policy analysis while demonstrating the application of advanced analytical techniques through case study examples. Policy Analysis: Concepts and Practices is a comprehensive, accessible, and rich introduction to policy analysis for readers in public policy, public administration, and business programs." - Amazon.ca.

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