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Basic Methods of Policy Analysis and Planning

3rd Edition

By Carl Patton, David Sawicki, Jennifer Clark


480 pages

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Updated in its 3rd edition, Basic Methods of Policy Analysis and Planning presents quickly applied methods for analyzing and resolving planning and policy issues at state, regional, and urban levels.

Divided into two parts, Methods which presents quick methods in nine chapters and is organized around the steps in the policy analysis process, and Cases which presents seven policy cases, ranging in degree of complexity, the text provides readers with the resources they need for effective policy planning and analysis. Quantitative and qualitative methods are systematically combined to address policy dilemmas and urban planning problems. Readers and analysts utilizing this text gain comprehensive skills and background needed to impact public policy.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Methods 1. The Need for Simple Methods of Policy Analysis and Planning 2. The Policy Analysis Process 3. Crosscutting Methods 4. Verifying, Defining, and Detailing the Problem 5. Establishing Evaluation Criteria 6. Identifying Alternatives 7. Evaluating Alternative Policies 8. Displaying Alternatives and Distinguishing among Them 9. Monitoring and Evaluating Implemented Policies Part 2 Cases 10. Downtown Development 11. Defending against Accusations of Discriminatory Housing Practices 12. Municipal Garbage. Solid-Waste Collection Methods 13. University On Campus Parking Policies 14. Emergency Aid for Home Heating Fuel. Developing an Allocation Formula 15. A State Tax on Plastic Shopping Bags 16. Public-Private Redevelopment Projects: The Case of Underground Atlanta

About the Authors

Carl Patton is Professor Emeritus at Georgia State University, USA.

David Sawicki is Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.

Jennifer Clark is Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Affairs & Administration
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / General