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Clemons, Randall S and McBeth, Mark K (2001) Public policy praxis - theory and pragmatism: a case approach. New Jersey: Prentice Hall .

This readable and conceptual approach to public policy carefully balances theory and practice--unlike most other books, which either lack theory or lack practicality. The authors combine positivist and postpositivist perspectives on policy analysis, supported by interesting and useful cases. Explores the political basis of policy making and analysis, with a careful eye toward readers' practical needs. Provides models and tools, along with the analytical knowledge necessary for policy analysis. Discusses the limitations, practical political problems, and ethical implications of different techniques and methodologies. Discusses value conflict, power, political systems, democracy, subjectivity, and ambiguity. A comprehensive reference for professionals in public administration or anyone interested in learning about public policy formulation.

Item Type:Book
Call No:MP18
Pages:338 p.
Publisher:Prentice Hall
Place of Publication:New Jersey
Accession Number:HRB 4222 (Available)
Subjects:MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy
VA Geographic area > United States

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