The practice of American public policymaking /

Designed for upper-level and professional courses, this text is a state-of-the-art introduction to the policymaking process that gives equal attention to issues of policy implementation and public governance. It uses an innovative systems approach, integrating the activities, actors, tools, and tech...

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Main Author: Biggs, Selden, 1948-
Other Authors: Helms, Lelia B. 1943-
Format: eBook
Published: Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, ©2007.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • The PRACTICE of AMERICAN PUBLIC POLICYMAKING; Brief Contents; Detailed Contents; List of Tables and Figures; List of Mini-Cases; Acknowledgments; PART I Foundations; CHAPTER 1 Introduction; CHAPTER 2 Foundations; CHAPTER 3 Preview; PART II Inputs; CHAPTER 4 Problems; CHAPTER 5 Politics and Policy Entrepreneurs; CHAPTER 6 Access, Lobbying, and Public Opinion; CHAPTER 7 Agenda Setting; PART III Production; OVERVIEW; CHAPTER 8 Policy Technologies and Maps; CHAPTER 9 Authority; CHAPTER 10 Agency; CHAPTER 11 Program; CHAPTER 12 Rules; CHAPTER 13 Contract; CHAPTER 14 Budget; PART IV Results; NOTE.
  • CHAPTER 15 OutputsCHAPTER 16 Outcomes; PART V Context and Content; NOTES; CHAPTER 17 Context: An Overview of Policy Sectors; CHAPTER 18 Context: The Government Sector; CHAPTER 19 Context: Market, Civil, and Private Sectors; CHAPTER 20 Content: Policies and Policymaking; PART VI Conclusions; VI. 1 POLICYMAKING; VI. 2 TECHNOLOGIES AND PRACTICES; VI. 3 RESULTS; VI. 4 HISTORY AND LAW; VI. 5 IMITATION AND DIVERSITY; VI. 6 CASE STUDIES; NOTES; Inde.