Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies

Author: John W. Kingdon

Publisher: Longman

ISBN: 9780673523891

Category: Policy sciences.

Page: 254

View: 5669

This text remains the authoritative work on agenda setting and policy formation. This report on original research includes many dow-to-earth illustrations and quotations from interviews, creating enjoyable and informative reading for undergraduate students.

Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies, Update Edition, with an Epilogue on Health Care: Pearson New International Edition

Author: John W. Kingdon

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1292053879

Category: Political Science

Page: 239

View: 9604

Kingdon’s landmark work on agenda setting and policy formation is drawn from interview conducted with people in and around the U.S. federal government, and from case studies, government documents, party platforms, press coverage, and public opinion surveys. While other works examine how policy issues are decided, Kingdon’s book was the first to consider how issues got to be issues. This enduring work attempts to answer the questions: How do subjects come to officials’ attention? How are the alternatives from which they choose generated? How is the governmental agenda set? Why does an idea’s time come when it does? Longman is proud to announce that Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies has been reissued in this Longman Classics edition, featuring a new epilogue: Health Care Reform from Clinton to Obama. Comparing the Clinton administration in 1993 with the Obama administration in 2009 and 2010, Kingdon analyses how agenda setting, actors, and alternatives affect public policy.

Agendas, Alternatives and Public Policies

Author: John W. Kingdon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781292039206

Category: Policy sciences

Page: 235

View: 1994

Kingdon's landmark work on agenda setting and policy formation is drawn from interview conducted with people in and around the U.S. federal government, and from case studies, government documents, party platforms, press coverage, and public opinion surveys. While other works examine how policy issues are decided, Kingdon's book was the first to consider how issues got to be issues. This enduring work attempts to answer the questions: How do subjects come to officials' attention? How are the alternatives from which they choose generated? How is the governmental agenda set? Why does an idea's time come when it does? Longman is proud to announce that Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies has been reissued in this Longman Classics edition, featuring a new epilogue: Health Care Reform from Clinton to Obama. Comparing the Clinton administration in 1993 with the Obama administration in 2009 and 2010, Kingdon analyses how agenda setting, actors, and alternatives affect public policy.

Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1619059665

Category: Education

Page: 31

View: 4343

Facts101 is your complete guide to Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Valuepack

Agendas, Alternatives and Public Policies (Longman Classics Edition)/Essence of Decision Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis

Author: John W. Kingdon,Graham T. Allison,Philp Zelikow

Publisher: Longman

ISBN: 9781405887212

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 2899

This Valuepack consists of Agendas, Alternatives and Public Policies (Longman Classics Edition), 2/e by Kingdom (ISBN: 97801321121851); Essence of Decisions: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis, 2/e by Allison/Zenlikow (9780321013491)

Schulreformen im Mehrebenensystem

Eine mehrdimensionale Analyse von Bildungspolitik

Author: Stephanie Appius,Amanda Nägeli

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 365816851X

Category: Education

Page: 679

View: 5079

Stephanie Appius und Amanda Nägeli entschlüsseln die Funktionsweise von Veränderungsprozessen im Bildungssystem. Am Beispiel der umfangreichen Veränderungen der Akteurkonstellation seit den 1990er-Jahren im Deutschschweizer Bildungssystem analysieren die Autorinnen Inhalt, Struktur und Prozess der Schulreformen im politischen Zusammenspiel der Makro- und Mesoebene.Die Rekonstruktion von Interdependenzen der hierarchisch angeordneten Politikebenen verdeutlicht die Komplexität des Reformprozesses und widerlegt die gängigen und unterkomplexen Darstellungen von Bildungspolitik. Das Wirkungsgeflecht innerhalb sowie zwischen den Systemebenen sowie im zeitlichen Längsschnitt erklärt, warum Veränderungen nicht zu jedem Zeitpunkt möglich sind. Schulreformen bewegen sich vielmehr in einem Spannungsfeld intendierter und nicht-intendierter Wirkung politischen Handelns.

The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Public Policy and Administration

Author: Steven J. Balla,Martin Lodge,Edward C. Page

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199646139

Category: Political Science

Page: 645

View: 5184

This Handbook brings together a collection of leading international authors to reflect on the influence of central contributions, or classics, that have shaped the development of the field of public policy and administration. The Handbook reflects on a wide range of key contributions to the field, selected on the basis of their international and wider disciplinary impact. Focusing on classics that contributed significantly to the field over the second half of the 20th century, it offers insights into works that have explored aspects of the policy process, of particular features of bureaucracy, and of administrative and policy reforms. Each classic is discussed by a leading international scholars. They offer unique insights into the ways in which individual classics have been received in scholarly debates and disciplines, how classics have shaped evolving research agendas, and how the individual classics continue to shape contemporary scholarly debates. In doing so, this volume offers a novel approach towards considering the various central contributions to the field. The Handbook offers students of public policy and administration state-of-the-art insights into the enduring impact of key contributions to the field.

The Political Roots of Racial Tracking in American Criminal Justice

Author: Nina M. Moore

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316216896

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 3268

The race problem in the American criminal justice system persists because we enable it. The tendency of liberals to point a finger at law enforcement, racial conservatives, the War on Drugs, is misguided. Black as well as white voters, Democrat as much as Republican lawmakers, President Obama as much as Reagan, both Congress and the Supreme Court alike; all are implicated. We all are 'The Man'. Whether the problem is defined in terms of blacks' overrepresentation in prisons or in terms of the disproportional use of deadly police force against blacks, not enough of us demand that something be done. The Political Roots of Racial Tracking in American Criminal Justice is the story of how the race problem in criminal justice is continually enabled in the national crime policy process, and why.

Handbook of Education Politics and Policy

Author: Bruce S. Cooper,James G. Cibulka,Lance D. Fusarelli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135595577

Category: Education

Page: 464

View: 6343

Written by a mix of established and rising stars in school politics, policy, law, finance, and reform this comprehensive Handbook provides a three part framework that helps organize this relatively new and loosely organized field of study. A central theme running through the book is how to harness politics to school equity and improvement. Key features include: Thematic Discussions – detailed discussions of key topics in educational politics are organized by themes and competing perspectives. The overarching themes are 1) the goals of the U.S. political system (justice, equity, opportunity, efficiency and choice); 2) the means and resources for reaching these goals; and 3) the political behaviors and compromises that seek to mitigate ideological differences and conflicts of interest. Research Oriented – in addition to summarizing the latest research connected to key topics, each chapter exemplifies and reports on the methods and techniques for further exploration of these topics. Reform Oriented – throughout the book and especially in the summarizing chapter, authors provide suggestions for improving the political behaviors of key educational groups and individuals: unions, superintendents, politicians, school boards, teachers, and parents.

Morality, Leadership, and Public Policy

On Experimentalism in Ethics

Author: Eric Thomas Weber

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441157468

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

View: 7806

In Morality, Leadership, and Public Policy, Eric Weber argues for an experimentalist approach to moral theory in addressing practical problems in public policy. The experimentalist approach begins moral inquiry by examining public problems and then makes use of the tools of philosophy and intelligent inquiry to alleviate them. Part I surveys the uses of practical philosophy and answers criticisms - including religious challenges - of the approach, presenting a number of areas in which philosophers' intellectual efforts can prove valuable for resolving public conflicts. Part II presents a new approach to experimentalism in moral theory, based on the insights of John Dewey's pragmatism. Focusing on the elements of good public inquiry and the experimentalist attitude, Weber discusses ways of thinking about the effective construction and reconstruction of particular problems, including practical problems of public policy prioritization. Finally, in Part III the book examines real-world examples in which the experimentalist approach to ethics proves useful, including instances of "bandwidth theft" and the controversies surrounding activist judges in the US Supreme Court.

Visual Culture and Public Policy

Towards a visual polity?

Author: Victor Bekkers,Rebecca Moody

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317689569

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

View: 5416

Traditionally, images have played an important role in politics and policy making, mostly in relation to propaganda and public communication. However, contemporary society is inundated with visual material due to the increasing ubiquity of media and visual technologies that facilitate the production, distribution and consumption of images in new and innovative ways. As such, a visual culture has emerged, and a number of authors have written on visual culture and the technologies which underlie it. However, a clear link to policy making is still lacking. This books links the emergence of this visual culture to policy making and explores how visual culture (and the growing number of technologies used to create and distribute images) influence the course, content and outcome of public policy making. It examines how visual culture and policy making in contemporary society are intertwined, elaborating concepts such as power, framing and storytelling. It then links this to technology, and the way this can enhance power, transparency, registration, surveillance and communication. Dealing with the entire cycle of public policy making, from agenda-setting, to policy design, decision making to evaluation, the book contains diverse international case studies including water management, risk management, live-stock diseases, minority integration, racism, freedom of speech, healthcare, disaster evaluation and terrorism.

Public Policy and Community

Activism and Governance in Texas

Author: Robert H. Wilson

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292786662

Category: Social Science

Page: 313

View: 2921

The decentralization of public policy from the federal government to state and local governments offers increased opportunities for ordinary citizens to participate directly in public policymaking. Yet these opportunities may not be equally shared. Due to a variety of factors, low-income citizens have long been denied a meaningful role in the public life and governance of our country. By contrast, the essays in this volume explore how low-income citizens have successfully affected public policy. The book is built around six case studies, all from Texas, that cover education finance and reform, local infrastructure provision, environmental protection, and indigent health care. This research illuminates several issues of national importance, including how communities gain standing and recognition for themselves and their issues, how policy agendas are defined, how communities mobilize technical and institutional resources, and how they form coalitions and alliances to accomplish their goals.

An Operational Approach to Policy Analysis: The Craft

Prescriptions for Better Analysis

Author: Iris Geva-May

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792397434

Category: Political Science

Page: 253

View: 6064

The aim of An Operational Approach to Policy Analysis: The Craft is to cut through the ambiguity and contradictions inherent in policy analysis by means of an operational-prescriptive approach. Its main objective is to encapsulate the essential concepts, methods and tools of policy analysis and to provide an insight into factors acting within and around the policy analysis process. Based on the collaborative research of Iris Geva-May and Aaron Wildavsky, the first full draft of An Operational Approach to Policy Analysis: The Craft was completed just before Dr Wildavsky's untimely death. Since that time, Dr Geva-May has worked to thoroughly revise and update the manuscript. An Operational Approach to Policy Analysis: The Craft can be used by researchers in political science, or as a textbook for any course in policy analysis, policy planning and evaluation. It will serve as a valuable source for students of political science, public policy, administration and management, as well as for policy analysts, researchers and executives in both the US and abroad.