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Author Barberio, Richard P.

Title The politics of public policy / Richard P. Barberio, associate professor of political science, SUNY College at Oneonta
Published Boston Pearson, [2014]


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Description xi, 222 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series Always learning
Always learning.
Contents Contents note continued: Success and Failure -- Moving the Goalposts -- Box Shifting Goals of US Policy in Iraq -- Success or Failure -- Pulling the Goalposts Out of the Ground -- Conclusion: The Politics of Outcomes -- Summary -- Discussion Questions -- Notes -- ch. 8 The Future of the Politics of Public Policy -- The Degree of Change and the Policy-Making Environment -- The Appropriateness of Policy Solutions -- A Less Political Policy World? -- Conclusion: Wither Politics? -- Summary -- Discussion Questions -- Notes
Contents note continued: Summary -- Discussion Questions -- Notes -- ch. 6 Policy Formulation and Execution: The Inside Players -- Policy Formulation -- Box The Regulation of Wall Street and the Politics of Formulation -- The Need for Legitimacy -- Formulation: The Degree of Change Sought -- Implementation -- Box The Politics of Policy Implementation -- Patterns of Power: Executive Policy Formulation and Implementation -- The Rise of the Executive: State Governors -- The Rise of the Executive: The Presidency -- The Contraction of Power: The Policy-Making Role of Legislatures in an Era of Executive Ascendancy -- Conclusion -- Summary -- Discussion Questions -- Notes -- ch. 7 Policy Evaluation -- Policy Evaluation or Analysis? -- Policy Outputs and Outcomes -- Evaluation from the Outside and the Inside -- Winning and Losing: A Valid Framework? -- World War II and the Cold War -- The Auto Bailout I and II -- Losing but Winning? Reforming Social Security --
Contents note continued: System Analysis -- The "Textbook" Approach: The Stages or Phases Model -- Other Views of Public Policy Making -- Garbage Cans and Policy Streams -- Rational Choice Theory -- Punctuated-Equilibrium -- Advocacy Coalition Framework (ACF) -- Conclusion -- Summary -- Discussion Questions -- Notes -- ch. 4 The Policy Environment -- The Structure of US Policy Making -- Federalism -- Separation of Powers -- Political Culture -- Demographic Changes -- Communications -- The Economy -- Box The Recent Financial Crisis -- Conclusion -- Summary -- Discussion Questions -- Notes -- ch. 5 Agenda Setting and Massing of Interests---Actors Outside Government -- Problem Identification -- Box What Is the Problem? Oil Scarcity, Pollution, and the Promise of Hybrid Cars -- Setting an Agenda -- Agenda Setting: The Importance of Outside Players -- Corporations -- The Media -- Interest Groups -- Social Movements -- Citizens -- Other Actors -- Cycles of Power -- Conclusion --
Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Introduction to the Text -- Defining Public Policy -- Politics, Again -- Plan for the Text -- Summary -- Discussion Questions -- Notes -- ch. 2 Politics and Policy -- Politics and Policy: What Is the Difference? -- A More Politicized Policy-Making Process -- The Transition from Programs to Policies -- The Government as a Policy Maker -- The Size of Government -- Who Works for an Expanding Government? The Rise of the Contract Workforce -- Policy Promotion and the Permanent Campaign -- Human Values, Ideology, and Policy Making as Politics -- Freedom -- Equality -- Political Ideology -- Conclusion -- Summary -- Discussion Questions -- Notes -- ch. 3 Approaches to the Study of Public Policy -- Power -- Formal and Informal Versions of Power -- The Degree of Concentration of Power -- The Degree of Change -- Non-Incremental Change -- Incrementalism -- Public Policy Typologies Based on Outputs -- Public Policy as the Result of a Process --
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Policy sciences.
Political planning.
United States -- Politics and government.
LC no. 2013016968
ISBN 0136157750 (alk. paper)
9780136157755 (alk. paper)