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Public policy praxis : a case approach for understanding policy and analysis

Author: Randall S Clemons; Mark K McBeth
Publisher: New York : Pearson / Longman, ©2009.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Clemons, Randall S.
Public policy praxis.
New York : Pearson / Longman, ©2009
(OCoLC)761332776
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Randall S Clemons; Mark K McBeth
ISBN: 9780136056522 0136056520
OCLC Number: 230802818
Notes: Revised edition of: Public policy praxis--theory and pragmatism : a case approach / Randall S. Clemons, Mark K. McBeth. 2001.
Description: xiv, 338 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Pt. I. Theory and Practice --
Ch. 1. Public Policy, Power, the People, Pluralism, and You --
Mini-Case: Drug Abuse and Waterville --
Ch. 2. The Rational Public Policy Method --
Mini-Case: McNamara's Retrospective: Rational Decision Making? --
Mini-Case: The Small Town Health Clinic --
Ch. 3. Critiques of the Rational Approach --
Mini-Case: Policy Analysis, Ethics, and Role --
Ch. 4. The Nonrational (Political) Approach --
Mini-Case: The Pocatello Prison Siting Story: A Case of Politics --
Case Study: The Expansion of Human Services in Allegheny County, 1968-95 --
Pt. II. Practice and Theory --
Ch. 5. A Pragmatic Public Policy Analysis Method --
Case Study: Playing Politics: Bison, Brucellosis, Business, and Bureaucrats --
A Policy Analysis Case Focusing on the Yellowstone Interim Biston Plan --
Ch. 6. Problem Definition, Mixed Methodologies, and Praxis --
Case Study: School Shootings and Focus Group Research: Narrative Analysis and Problem Definition --
Ch. 7. Doing Democracy: A New Fifth Step --
Ch. 8. The Positivist Toolbox --
Pt. III. Praxis --
Ch. 9. The Conclusion: Praxis --
Mini-Case: Drug Abuse and Watervil!e (Revisited) --
Teaching Appendix.
Responsibility: Randy S. Clemons, Mark K. McBeth.
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