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Advanced introduction to public policy

Author: B Guy Peters
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, [2015] ©2015
Series: Elgar advanced introductions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This book outlines three vital components of policy design: understanding the causes behind the problem being addressed; identifying means of intervention, including selection and implementation of policy instruments; and evaluation and development of a strong policy knowledge base. By considering policymaking as a problem of design analogous to architecture or engineering, it approaches the core issue of how  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: ebook version:
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: B Guy Peters
ISBN: 9781781955772 1781955778 9781781955765 178195576X
OCLC Number: 907204790
Description: x, 203 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. Public policy: a design perspective --
2. Policy problems --
3. Models of policymaking --
4. Agendas, agenda-setting and framing --
5. Designing intervention and implementation --
6. Policy instruments --
7. Evaluating public policy: an introduction --
8. Evaluating public policy: the utilitarian dimension --
9. Normative and ethical analysis of policy --
10. Conclusion: policy success and failure.
Series Title: Elgar advanced introductions.
Other Titles: Public policy
Responsibility: B. Guy Peters Maurice Falk Professor, University of Pittsburgh, USA.


Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences and law, expertly written by the world's leading scholars. Students and established  Read more...


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'"Less is oftentimes more!" This new book by Guy Peters proves the point: it is a small but beautifully crafted book, which provides an excellent introduction to and survey of public policy. It Read more...

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