The writing in this book is better than in most textbooks my students have, and students like to use this book. Toggle navigation. New to eBooks. Public Policy 6th ed. Politics, Analysis, and Alternatives by Michael E.
Public Policy (6th ed.) by Michael E. Kraft (ebook)
Kraft and Scott R. Furlong offers a robust online environment you can access anytime, anywhere, and features an impressive array of free tools and resources to keep you on the cutting edge of your learning experience. They learn not only to question the assumptions of policy analysts, but also to recognize how different kinds of analysis are used in support of political arguments. To encourage critical and creative thinking on issues ranging from the federal deficit to health care reform to climate change, authors Michael Kraft and Scott Furlong introduce and fully integrate an evaluative approach to policy.
Public Policy : Politics, Analysis, and Alternatives
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Public policy textbooks need to give students a thorough explanation of the policy process, but why do so many relegate policy analysis to a single, final chapter or not cover it at all? In the third edition of their innovative text, Kraft and Furlong take a decidedly different tack. They introduce and integrate an evaluative approach to policy throughout their text, encouraging critical and creative thinking on issues ranging from economic policy and the financial bailout to homeland security and natural disasters. Public Policy starts with the basics and concisely reviews institutions, policy actors, and major theoretical models. The authors then discuss the nature of policy analysis and its practice, and show students how to employ evaluative criteria in six substantive policy areas.