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by Stella Z. Theodoulou,Matthew A. Cahn

Updated in its 2nd edition, Public Policy Analysis: The Essential Readings presents a collection of 67 key classic and contemporary readings on public policy and public policy issues.Spanning a wide range of topics and issues, this text aims to introduce readers to the underpinnings and current practices of the policymaking arena. Selected readings are viewed as “essential” by the authors, in that some of them are generally argued to be among the most influential in the field, or among the most frequently cited.

Download Public Policy: The Essential Readings (2nd Edition) epub
ISBN: 0205856330
ISBN13: 978-0205856336
Category: Politics
Subcategory: Politics & Government
Author: Stella Z. Theodoulou,Matthew A. Cahn
Language: English
Publisher: Pearson; 2 edition (March 17, 2012)
Pages: 384 pages
ePUB size: 1599 kb
FB2 size: 1241 kb
Rating: 4.4
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Good information
Deeply theoretical take on public policy. Students of public policy should find this book to be very helpful.
Arabella V.
Excellent negociation.
As a student of Public Policy this is by far the worst book i have ever encountered for a course. It is poorly written, structured without the reader in mind, and lacks any connection to the chapters before and after. I am well aware that it is a 1st edition, however the authors 2nd edition is JUST AS BAD. Please if you are an instructor, DO NOT RECOMMEND EITHER 1st or 2nd edition of the book to your classes.
Excellent rental terms. I personally liked the book for my research (it was required for a class) so I will take the option of buying it, from the rental.
This textbook is a Marxist rag.
Very useful in my clases. Excellent
As this is the first anthology of public policy writings I've read, I can't comment on the quality here as compared to other writings. What I can say (after reading about 80% of the essays) is that this is like most anthologies: thorough, varied, and very poorly organized.
The essays here range from everything from philosophy of public policy (Dahl's article) to the tidbits of implementation (Sabatier & Mazmanian's article); from the really well-written (Majone and Wildavsky) to real snoozers (Rubin). With all this variance, the one thing I didn't get is any conflict in views presented. I'm no expert, but I'm sure that public policy experts don't actually agree on as much as these contributors seem to. I can't help getting the feeling that the editors views are amply reflected in these pages.
The other complaint is lack of structure. In particular, the section on "The Players" is put after "Making Public Policy." In retrospect, this made much of the latter-mentioned section harder to understand. Of course, this is easily remedied. If you do buy this collection (and I would hesitatingly reccomend it) read section 3 before section 2.