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

Encyclopedia of Policy Studies, Second Edition,

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

USD $425.00

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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