Cases in Public Policy Analysis

Cases in Public Policy Analysis

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Georgetown University Press

Combining the insights of an economist and a political scientist, this new third edition ofCases in Public Policy Analysis offers real world cases to provide students with the institutional and political dimensions of policy problems as well as easily understood principles and methods for analyzing public policies.

Guess and Farnham clearly explain such basic tools as problem-identification, forecasting alternatives, cost-effectiveness analysis, and cost-benefit analysis and show how to apply these tools to specific cases. The new edition offers a revised framework for policy analysis, practical guidelines for institutional assessment, and five new action-forcing cases. Up-to-date materials involving complex policy issues, such as education reform, cigarette smoking regulation, air pollution control, public transit capital planning, HIV/AIDS prevention strategies, and prison overcrowding are also included.

Bridging the gap between methods and their application in real life, Cases in Public Policy Analysis will be of interest to professors involved with upper-division and graduate-level policy courses, as well as an excellent sourcebook in applied policy training for government practitioners and consultants.

Baker & Taylor
Provides real-world cases to help readers learn how to analyze a host of public-policy problems involving such issues as pollution, AIDS prevention, public transit and more. Original.

Book News
Taking a political economy approach to policy issues, Guess (public administration, American U.) and Farnham (economics, Georgia State U.) focus on the problems and tools of policy analysis rather than on the entire process of public decision-making. By analyzing particular cases, they bring an institutional and political dimension to the task of applying economic methods to public policy. The third edition updates case studies on District of Columbia schools, the Maryland Transit Authority, and a D.C. HIV prevention program. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press, [2011]
Edition: Third edition
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781589017344
Branch Call Number: 361.61 GUESS
Characteristics: 396 pages
Additional Contributors: Farnham, Paul G.


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