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Policy Analysis: Concepts and Practice

Policy Analysis: Concepts and Practice

ISBN 9780131090835
Edition 3 ed
Publisher Pearson Education (us)
Author(s)
Overview
This introduction explores both the hows and whys of the practices of public policy. The text provides reality-based practical advice about how to actually conduct policy analysis and demonstrates the application of advanced analytic techniques.* NEW-Opens with a new comprehensive policy analysis example that illustrates many of the important concepts covered in the text. (Ch. 1) * NEW-Separates coverage of the "Competitive Model" and "Market Failures" into two separate, more digestible chapters. (Ch. 4-5) * NEW-Provides substantially expanded and more systematic treatments of both distributional values and government failures. (Ch. 7-8) * NEW-Updates the discussion of Generic Policies with more extensive discussions of timely topics, (Ch. 9) e.g.: * Privatization. * Incentive-based regulation. * Contracting-out. * Government auctions of property rights and tradable permits. * NEW-Revises the discussion on "Gathering Information for Policy Analysis" to emphasize electronic sources of information. (Ch. 10 Appendix) * Lists and discusses numerous World Wide Web addresses relevant to policy analysis research. * NEW-Adds a chapter with practical advice on confronting policy problems and evaluating policy alternatives in the presence of multiple goals using goals/alternatives matrix examples - with illustrations drawn from Congressional Budget Office studies. (Ch. 11) * NEW-Provides a clearer and expanded discussion of alternative Social Welfare Functions. (Ch. 7) * NEW-Applies alternate income distribution measures to the U.S. to show the importance of the use of different measures. (Ch. 7) *Opens with a new comprehensive policy analysis example that illustrates many of the important concepts covered in the text. (Ch. 1).*Separates coverage of the "Competitive Model" and "Market Failures" into two separate, more digestible chapters. (Ch. 4-5).*Provides substantially expanded and more systematic treatments of both distributional values and government failures. (Ch. 7-8).
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