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Basic Methods of Policy Analysis and Planning

Basic Methods of Policy Analysis and Planning - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0130609489

Cover of Basic Methods of Policy Analysis and Planning 2ND 93 (ISBN 978-0130609489)
ISBN13: 978-0130609489
ISBN10: 013060948X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 93
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 1993
International: No

List price: $153.25

Basic Methods of Policy Analysis and Planning - 2ND 93 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130609489

Carl V. Patton

ISBN13: 978-0130609489
ISBN10: 013060948X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 93
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 1993
International: No
Summary

This book focuses on basic, quickly applied methods for analyzing and resolving planning and policy issues at state and local levels, and features a variety of policy application cases.

Organizes coverage of basic methods around the steps in the policy analysis process.

Integrates quantitative and qualitative approaches to applying analysis.

Introduces quantitative methods in non-mathematical terms, followed by a clear mathematical description with all steps explained.

Takes into account the important role of political factors, and provides sections on ethical considerations, the types of policy actions that can be taken, and who has standing in policy analysis.

Presents policy cases which range from brief mini-case to longer, more complex ones.

Table of Contents

I. METHODS.

1. The Need for Simple Methods of Policy Analysis and Planning.
2. The Policy Analysis Process.
3. Crosscutting Methods.
4. Verifying, Defining, and Detailing the Problem.
5. Establishing Evaluation Criteria.
6. Identifying Alternatives.
7. Evaluating Alternative Policies.
8. Displaying Alternatives and Distinguishing Among Them.
9. Monitoring and Evaluating Implemented Policies.

II. CASES.

10. Downtown Development.
11. Defending Against Accusations of Prejudice.
12. Solid-Waste Collection Methods.
13. Campus Parking Policies.
14. Emergency Aid for Home Fuel: Developing an Allocation Formula.
15. A Tax on Paper Diapers.
16. Public-Private Development: Underground Atlanta.

Bibliography.
Index.

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