Encyclopedia of Policy Studies, Second Edition,  book cover
2nd Edition

Encyclopedia of Policy Studies, Second Edition,

Edited By

Stuart Nagel

ISBN 9780824791421
Published January 27, 1994 by CRC Press
984 Pages

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Book Description

"This entirely updated and enlarged Second Edition of a landmark reference/text continues to provide comprehensive coverage of every important aspect of policy studies--discussing concepts, methods, utilization, formation, and implementation both internationally and across each level of government."

Table of Contents

Part 1 General approaches to policy studies: conceptual, methodological and utilization stages in policy analysis - basic concepts in policy studies, systematic policy evaluation methods, decision-aiding software and super-optimum solutions, the utilization of policy research; stages in policy formation and implementation - policy formation, policy implementation; policy analysis across nations and across disciplines - comparing policies across nations and cultures, developing nations and public policy, policy analysis across academic disciplines; policy problems on various government levels - the states in the federal system, urban government policy. Part 2 Specific policy problems: problems with a political science emphasis - foreign policy, military (the use, threat and control of force), electoral policy, legislative change, reform and public policy, free speech and civil liberties; problems with an economic emphasis - economic regulation, labour policy, communication policy, taxing and spending policy, agricultural policy; problems with a sociology or psychology emphasis - poverty and income maintenance programs, blacks, women and public policy, criminal justice policy, education policy, population policy; problems with an urban and regional planning emphasis - land-use policy, transportation policy, environmental protection policy; problems with a natural science or engineering emphasis - technological innovation and its assessment, health policy, energy policy, biomedical policy, space policy; concluding thoughts - values, ethics and standards in policy analysis.

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"Praise for the first edition. . . This comprehensive volume. . ..is an excellent tool for students and teachers. "
---International Review of Administrative Sciences
". . .cover[s] every major topic in policy studies from the basics of policy analysis methods to biomedical policy. "
---Policy Studies Review
"Clear, comprehensive well-documented essays. "
---Recent Publications on Governmental Problems and for the second. . .
"This entirely updated and enlarged second edition continues to provide comprehensive coverage of every important aspect of policy studies. "
---International Review of Administrative Sciences