Public Policy Analysis

Paperback | October 21, 2011

byWilliam N DunnEditorWilliam N Dunn

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Public Policy Analysis, the most widely cited book on the subject, provides readers with a comprehensive methodology of public policy analysis.

Starting from the premise that policy analysis is an applied social science discipline designed for solving practical problems facing public and nonprofit organizations, the book bridges the gap between theory and practice. It provides practical skills for conducting policy analysis and communicating findings through memos, position papers, and other forms of structured analytical writing. The book asks readers to critically anazlye the arguments of policy practitioners as well as political scientists, economists, and political philosophers.

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Public Policy Analysis, the most widely cited book on the subject, provides readers with a comprehensive methodology of public policy analysis. Starting from the premise that policy analysis is an applied social science discipline designed for solving practical problems facing public and nonprofit organizations, the book bridges the g...

William N. Dunn is Professor at University of Pittsburgh, USA.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9.75 × 7.55 × 1 inPublished:October 21, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0205252575

ISBN - 13:9780205252572

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Part 1: Methods of Policy Communication  1.  A Framework for Policy Analysis  2.  Policy Analysis in the Policy Process  Part 2:  Methods of Policy Analysis  3.  Structuring Policy Problems  4.  Forecasting Expected Policy Outcomes  5.  Prescribing Preferred Policies  6.  Monitoring Observed Policy Outcomes  7.  Evaluating Policy Performance  Part 3:  Methods of Policy Communication  8.  Developing Policy Arguments  9.  Communicating Policy Analysis  Appendix 1  Policy Issue Papers  Appendix 2  Executive Summaries Appendix 3  Policy Memoranda  Appendix 4  Oral Briefings