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  • The Public Policy Theory Primer

    3rd Edition

    By Kevin B. Smith, Christopher Larimer

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-08-02

  • Analyzing American Democracy

    Politics and Political Science, 2nd Edition

    By Jon R. Bond, Kevin B. Smith

    How can political science help you understand the world you live in? Modern approaches to the study of politics analyze why Congress, the president, the courts, and other political actors do what they do. Learning to think critically about power, institutions, and rules helps citizens engage…

    Paperback – 2016-07-18

  • The Public Administration Theory Primer

    3rd Edition

    By H. George Frederickson, Kevin B. Smith, Christopher Larimer, Michael J. Licari

    The Public Administration Theory Primer explores how the science and art of public administration is definable, describable, replicable, and cumulative. The authors survey a broad range of theories and analytical approaches—from public institutional theory to theories of governance—and consider…

    Paperback – 2015-07-28

  • Predisposed

    Liberals, Conservatives, and the Biology of Political Differences

    By John R. Hibbing, Kevin B. Smith, John R. Alford

    Buried in many people and operating largely outside the realm of conscious thought are forces inclining us toward liberal or conservative political convictions. Our biology predisposes us to see and understand the world in different ways, not always reason and the careful consideration of facts.…

    Hardback – 2013-09-16

  • The Case Against School Choice: Politics, Markets and Fools

    Politics, Markets and Fools

    By Kevin B. Smith, Kenneth J. Meier

    "Compelling arguments, supported by both anecdotal and empirical evidence to convince readers that school choice does nothing to improve the quality of education. ... Solidly researched and written, Smith's and Meier's effort should sway those still undecided on the issue". -- Publishers Weekly…

    Paperback – 1995-05-31

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