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Policy Analysis in the United States

John A. Hird

Abstract

Policy Analysis in the United States brings together contributions from some of the world’s leading scholars and practitioners of public policy analysis including Beryl Radin, David Weimer, Rebecca Maynard, Laurence Lynn, and Guy Peters. This volume is part of the International Library of Policy Analysis series, enabling scholars to compare cross-nationally concepts and practices of public policy analysis in the media, sub-national governments, and many more institutional settings. The book explores the current landscape of public policy in the US, its breadth and complexities, and the role of ... More

Keywords: Policy analysis, evaluation, policy education, united states of America, policy science

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781447333821
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447333821.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John A. Hird, editor
University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Introduction

John A. Hird

Part One History, styles, and methods of policy analysis in the United States

Part Two Policy analysis by governments

Seven Policy analysis and evidence-based decision making at the local level

Karen Mossberger, David Swindell, Nicholet Deschine Parkhurst, and Kuang-Ting Tai

Part Three Policy analysis outside of government

Ten Public opinion and public policy in the United States

Saundra K. Schneider and William G. Jacoby

Eleven Political parties and policy analysis

Zachary Albert and Raymond J. La Raja

Twelve Policy analysis by corporations and trade associations

Erik Godwin, Kenneth Godwin, and Scott Ainsworth1

Fourteen The media

Annelise Russell and Maxwell McCombs

Part Four Policy analysis education and impact internationally

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