Public Policy Theory Primer

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Public Policy Theory Primer

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Public policy is a broad and interdisciplinary area of study and research in the field tends to reflect this. Yet for those teaching and studying public policy, the disjointed nature of the field can be confusing and cumbersome. This text provides a consistent and coherent framework for uniting the field of public policy. Authors Kevin B. Smith and Christopher W. Larimer offer an organized and comprehensive overview of the core questions and concepts, major theoretical frameworks, primary methodological approaches, and key controversies and debates in each sub-field of policy studies from the policy process and policy analysis to program evaluation and policy implementation. The third edition contains the latest scholarship and approaches in the field, including new and expanded coverage of behavior economics, the narrative policy framework, implementation studies, the policy regime approach, and field experiments. Now with an appendix of sample comprehensive exam questions, The Public Policy Theory Primer remains an indispensable text for the systematic study of public policy. -- Provided by publisher

Keywords

Policy sciences; Political planning; Political science -- Public Policy -- General; Political Science -- Public Affairs & Administration;

Document Type

Book

ISBN

9780813350059

Publication Date

2016

Publisher

Westview Press

City

Boulder

Department

Department of Political Science

Disciplines

Political Science

Comments

3rd edition

Object Description

xiii, 272 pages ; 23 cm

Language

EN

Public Policy Theory Primer

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