Democratic Policymaking: An Analytic Approach

Democratic Policymaking: An Analytic Approach

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Charles Barrilleaux, Christopher Reenock, Mark Souva
Cambridge University Press
Edition: Reprint, 12/7/2016
EAN 9780521122764, ISBN10: 0521122767

Paperback, 506 pages, 25.7 x 17.9 x 2.3 cm
Language: English

This introduction applies analytic models to policymaking challenges, equipping students with tools to evaluate core policymaking dilemmas. Students are introduced to the approaches of game theory, social choice theory, research design and causal inference. Key terms, along with current research, are highlighted to build an understanding of public policy study. Exercises and thought questions enable students to develop skills to assess public policy dilemmas. The analytically rigorous style of the text is accessible and avoids lengthy descriptions. Supplementary resources for instructors include extensive notes, ancillaries and online resources, including a test bank, quizzes and editable lecture slides for all chapters that can be modified to fit particular courses. This textbook is suitable for introductory public policy and public administration courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

1. Public policy models
2. Individuals and social dilemmas
3. Public policy as a solution to social problems
4. Scientific inquiry and uncertainty
5. The economy and income security
6. Environmental policy
7. Health policy
8. Education
9. Crime and punishment
10. Civil rights
11. Homeland security
12. Immigration policy
13. Foreign and defense policy.