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Frank Fischer; Gerald J Miller; Jack Rabin Public Administration and Public Policy: Handbook of Public Policy Analysis : Theory, Politics, and Methods (Series #125) (Hardcover)

Frank Fischer; Gerald J Miller; Jack Rabin Public Administration and Public Policy: Handbook of Public Policy Analysis : Theory, Politics, and Methods (Series #125) (Hardcover)

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Exploring the interplay between empirical and normative analysis, which is a crucial issue, Handbook of Public Policy Analysis: Theory, Politics, and Methods provides a broad, comprehensive perspective on the field. This book examines the historical development of policy analysis as well as its role in the policy process. Presenting empirical methods that have defined this endeavor, this text then explores the various theories generated by these methods. Normative and ethical issues surrounding the practice of public policy analysis are also addressed. Discussion of theoretical debated that have defined this field in recent years-such as postpositivist, interpretivist, and social constructionist-completes the coverage.

The study of public policy and the methods of policy analysis are among the most rapidly developing areas in the social sciences. Policy analysis has emerged to provide a better understanding of the policymaking process and to supply decision makers with reliable policy-relevant knowledge about pressing economic and social problems.

Presenting a broad, comprehensive perspective, the Handbook of Public Policy Analysis: Theory, Politics, and Methods covers the historical development of policy analysis, its role in the policy process, and empirical methods. The handbook considers the theory generated by these methods and the normative and ethical issues surrounding their practice.

Written by leading experts in the field, this book-
  • Deals with the basic origins and evolution of public policy
  • Examines the stages of the policy-making process
  • Identifies political advocacy and expertise in the policy process
  • Focuses on rationality in policy decision-making and the role of policy networks and learning
  • Details argumentation, rhetoric, and narratives
  • Explores the comparative, cultural, and ethical aspects of public policy
  • Explains primary quantitative-oriented analytical methods employed in policy research
  • Addresses the qualitative sides of policy analysis
  • Discusses tools used to refine policy choices
  • Traces the development of policy analysis in selected national contexts

    The Handbook of Public Policy Analysis: Theory, Politics, and Methods describes the theoretical debates that have recently defined the field, including the work of postpositivist, interpretivist, and social constructionist scholars. This book also explores the interplay between empirical and normative analysis, a crucial issue running through contemporary debates.
  • Public Administration and Public Policy: Handbook of Public Policy Analysis: Theory, Politics, and Methods (Hardcover)

    Specifications

    Language

    English

    Series Title

    Public Administration and Public Policy

    Publisher

    Taylor & Francis

    Book Format

    Hardcover

    Original Languages

    English

    Number of Pages

    668

    Author

    Gerald J Miller, Jack Rabin, Frank Fischer, Evan M Berman

    Title

    Handbook of Public Policy Analysis

    ISBN-13

    9781574445619

    Publication Date

    November, 2006

    Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)

    10.61 x 6.80 x 1.60 Inches

    ISBN-10

    1574445618

    SKU: WA27424679

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