Public Policy: Politics, Analysis, and Alternatives
- Paperback: 584 pages
- Publisher: CQ Press; Sixth edition (May 30, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-13: ISBN: 9781506358154
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.2 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
In Public Policy: Politics, Analysis, and Alternatives, students come to understand how and why policy analysis is used to assess policy alternatives. To encourage critical and creative thinking on issues ranging from the federal deficit to health care reform to climate change, authors Michael Kraft and Scott Furlong introduce and fully integrate an evaluative approach to policy. The Sixth Edition of Public Policy offers a fully revised, concise review of institutions, policy actors, and major theoretical models as well as a discussion of the nature of policy analysis and its practice. Both the exposition and data have been updated to reflect major policy controversies and developments through the end of 2016, including new priorities of the Donald Trump administration.