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 descript ...show moreion 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. ...show less