Understanding Public Policy (12th Edition)

Understanding Public Policy (12th Edition)

  • Publish Date: 2007-01-13
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Thomas R. Dye
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For undergraduate-level courses in Public Policy.

Understanding Public Policy is not only an introduction to the study of public policy, but also an introduction to the models that political scientists use to describe and explain political life.

This leading introduction to public policy is designed to provide undergraduate and graduate students with concrete tools for not only understanding public policy in general, but for analyzing specific public policies. It focuses on what policies governments pursue, why governments pursue the policies they do, and what the consequences of these policies are. Very contemporary in perspective, it introduces eight analytical models currently used by political scientists to describe and explain political life and then, using these various analytical modelssingly and in combinationexplores specific public policies in a variety of key domestic policy areas.

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