Canadian Public Policy Book

Canadian Public Policy


  • Author : Michael Howlett
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2012-04-30
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442699144

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Canadian Public Policy Book Description :

Studies of public policy in Canada are traditionally narrow, focusing on a particular policy area or jurisdiction without giving consideration to the significant procedural commonalities that can be identified across the public policy spectrum. Canadian Public Policy provides the first comprehensive, theoretically informed, empirical evaluation of the development of public policy in Canada. It represents the culmination of a fifteen-year program of large-scale primary research into Canadian policy-making by Michael Howlett, an internationally recognized public policy expert. Each of the chapters investigates one stage of the policy process – including agenda setting, policy formulation, decision-making, policy implementation, and policy evaluation – in the Canadian context. The volume is book-ended by an introductory section setting out the logic of the policy cycle model, and a conclusion summarizing the research program and results. Investigating how Canadian experiences can inform and contribute to existing policy models, this unique volume will be a fixture in the Canadian public policy literature for years to come.

The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy Book
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The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy


  • Author : Michael Moran
  • Publisher : Oxford Handbooks of Political
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 983
  • ISBN 10 : 0199269289

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Ethics and Public Policy Book

Ethics and Public Policy


  • Author : Jonathan Wolff
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-01-11
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136721779

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Ethics and Public Policy Book Description :

Train crashes cause, on average, a handful of deaths each year in the UK. Technologies exist that would save the lives of some of those who die. Yet these technical innovations would cost hundreds of millions of pounds. Should we spend the money? How can we decide how to trade off life against financial cost? Such dilemmas make public policy is a battlefield of values, yet all too often we let technical experts decide the issues for us. Can philosophy help us make better decisions? Ethics and Public Policy: A Philosophical Inquiry is the first book to subject important and controversial areas of public policy to philosophical scrutiny. Jonathan Wolff, a renowned philosopher and veteran of many public committees, such as the Gambling Review Body, introduces and assesses core problems and controversies in public policy from a philosophical standpoint. Each chapter is centred on an important area of public policy where there is considerable moral and political disagreement. Topics discussed include: Can we defend inflicting suffering on animals in scientific experiments for human benefit? What limits to gambling can be achieved through legislation? What assumptions underlie drug policy? Can we justify punishing those who engage in actions that harm only themselves? What is so bad about crime? What is the point of punishment? Other chapters discuss health care, disability, safety and the free market. Throughout the book, fundamental questions for both philosopher and policy maker recur: what are the best methods for connecting philosophy and public policy? Should thinking about public policy be guided by an ‘an ideal world’ or the world we live in now? If there are ‘knock down’ arguments in philosophy why are there none in public policy? Each chapter concludes with ‘Lessons for Philosophy’ making this book not only an ideal introduction for those coming to philosophy, ethics or public policy for the first time, but also a vital resource for anyone grappling

Public Policy Book

Public Policy


  • Author : Peter Woll
  • Publisher : University Press of America
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 0819120987

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Public Policy Book Description :

Originally published by Winthrop Publishers, Inc. in 1974, this volume concentrates upon the role of major political institutions in policy-making: interest groups, political parties, the presidency, Congress, courts, and the bureaucracy, covering both the formal and the informal context within which these institutions operate. The capability of each institution to affect public policy is assessed in an attempt to answer the question: where does the real power to make public policy reside in the political system?

Public Policy Analysis and Design Book

Public Policy Analysis and Design


  • Author : V. K. Agnihotri
  • Publisher : Concept Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: India
  • Pages : 482
  • ISBN 10 : 8170225612

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Public Policy Analysis and Design Book Description :

Collection of articles presented at the Seminar on Public Policy Analysis and Design organized by Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration from 23 to 25 August, 1993; with special reference to India.

Public Policy Book
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Public Policy


  • Author : R K Sapru
  • Publisher : Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Policy sciences
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 10 : 8120727037

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Public Policy Book

Public Policy


  • Author : Michael E. Kraft
  • Publisher : CQ Press
  • Release Date : 2020-01-07
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 9781544374604

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Public Policy Book Description :

With the right information, we can develop public policies that work better. All too often, public policy textbooks offer a basic grounding in the policy process without the benefit of integrating the use of policy analysis. Michael E. Kraft and Scott R. Furlong take a different tack. Public Policy: Politics, Analysis, and Alternatives, Seventh Edition helps students understand how and why policy analysis is used to assess policy alternatives. The text encourages them to not only question the assumptions of policy analyst, but also recognize how these strategies are used in the support of political arguments. The authors introduce and fully integrate an evaluative approach to policy to encourage critical and creative thinking on issues ranging from health care to climate change. From a concise review of institutions, policy actors, and major theoretical models to a discussion of the nature of policy analysis and its practice, Kraft and Furlong show students how to employ evaluative criteria in six substantive policy areas. Students come away with the analytic tools they need to understand that the motivations of policy actors—both within and outside of government—influence a complex yet comprehensible policy agenda.

Public Policy in the Community Book

Public Policy in the Community


  • Author : Marilyn Taylor
  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • Release Date : 2011-07-13
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230344099

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Public Policy in the Community Book Description :

The idea of community involvement and empowerment has become central to politics in recent years. Governments, keen to reduce public spending and increase civic involvement, believe active communities are essential for tackling a range of social, economic and political challenges, such as crime, sustainable development and the provision of care. Public Policy in the Community examines the way that community and the ideas associated with it – civil society, social capital, mutuality, networks – have been understood and applied from the 1960s to the present day. Marilyn Taylor examines the issues involved in putting the community at the heart of policy making, and considers the political and social implications of such a practice. Drawing on a wide range of relevant examples from around the world, the book considers the success of existing approaches and the prospects for further developments. Thoroughly updated to reflect advances in research and practice, the new edition of this important text gives a state-of-the-art assessment of the place of community in public policy.

Euthanasia  Ethics and Public Policy Book

Euthanasia Ethics and Public Policy


  • Author : John Keown
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2002-04-25
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 0521009332

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Euthanasia Ethics and Public Policy Book Description :

A consideration of the 'slippery slope' objection to voluntary euthanasia, including a review of the Dutch experience.

Handbook of Public Policy Book

Handbook of Public Policy


  • Author : B Guy Peters
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2006-07-20
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446206782

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Handbook of Public Policy Book Description :

'The new handbook by Peters and Pierre provides an invaluable addition to the literature. It offers new scholars and practitioners a means to navigate many of the complex theoretical and practical issues in contemporary policy analysis' - Mark Considine, University of Melbourne The public policies of governments affect the lives and livelihoods of citizens every day in every country around the world. This handbook provides a comprehensive review and guide to the study, theory and practice of public policy today. Section One, Making Policy, introduces the policy making process - the means by which public policies are formulated, adopted and implemented - and serves to review the many competing conceptualizations within the field. Section Two, Substantive Policy Areas, focuses on a number of substantive policy areas to consider both diversity and commonalties across different sectoral policy areas. Section Three, Evaluating Public Policy, addresses issues of policy analysis more directly and assesses successes and failures in public policy in an attempt to answer the question 'what is good policy?'. The concluding chapter considers the different disciplinary contributions to the research and study of public policy both retrospectively and prospectively. Drawing contributions from leading academics and policy analysts from around the world, the handbook illustrates the changing role of governments vis-à-vis the public and private sector and the different policy actors (national and international, governmental and non-governmental) involved in the policy making process. It will be an essential companion for all advanced undergraduates, graduates, academics and practitioners across public policy and public administration, public management, government and political science.