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Basic Methods of Policy Analysis and Planning

Basic Methods of Policy Analysis and Planning - 2nd edition

Basic Methods of Policy Analysis and Planning - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780130609489

ISBN10: 013060948X

Basic Methods of Policy Analysis and Planning by Carl V. Patton - ISBN 9780130609489
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 93
Copyright: 1993
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 1993
International: No
Basic Methods of Policy Analysis and Planning by Carl V. Patton - ISBN 9780130609489

ISBN13: 9780130609489

ISBN10: 013060948X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 93

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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

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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