Evaluating American Democracy and Public Policymaking by William D. Schreckhise

Evaluating American Democracy and Public Policymaking

byWilliam D. Schreckhise

Kobo ebook | March 2, 2018

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Lurking in the back of the minds of many students of American government is the question, “How well does the American political system work?” This book examines this in a way that is broad in approach and accessible to readers.

Such an ambitious examination of the effectiveness of the American policymaking system leads to one inescapable question: how can you measure “effectiveness?” The answer taken in this book is to employ a number of different criteria. These criteria include:
•the public’s attitudes towards the institutions of government
•the degree in which all participate equally in political activities
•the level of which public policy is responsive to public opinion
•the ability of the actors in the process to create effective public policy
•the extent the political system imposes costs and benefits on us equally, regardless of our economic condition race, gender, or age

In doing so, this book ties together and expands upon numerous scholarly studies conducted on American public policymaking and uses David Truman’s Systems Model as a conceptual guide. Because of the large amount of data presented, the book will also serve as a reference source for others conducting research on American public policy.

Title:Evaluating American Democracy and Public PolicymakingFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 2, 2018Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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