Princeton University Library Catalog

An introduction to the policy process : theories, concepts, and models of public policy making / Thomas A. Birkland.

Author:
Birkland, Thomas A. [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, c2005.
Εdition:
2nd ed.
Description:
xxi, 297 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Summary note:
"An Introduction to the Policy Process is intended for students in either academic or professional programs. The author's direct writing style and extensive use of examples will also appeal to practitioners. The book offers an extensive overview of the best current thinking on the policy process, with an emphasis on accessibility and synthesis rather than novelty or abstraction."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-279) and index.
Contents:
Preface to the second edition : the policy process after September 11 : change amid stability -- 1. The study and practice of public policy -- 2. The historical and structural context of public policy making -- 3. Official actors and their roles in public policy -- 4. Unofficial actors and their roles in public policy -- 5. Agenda setting, power, and interest groups -- 6. Policies and policy types -- 7. Policy design and policy tools -- 8. Policy implementation and policy failure -- 9. Putting it all together : models of the policy process -- App. Public policy research on the Web.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
0765614898 (pbk. : alk. paper)
LCCN:
2005000001
OCLC:
57432103
RCP:
C - S