Public Policy: Preferences and Outcomes

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Built on the premise that all public policy is ultimately grounded in the philosophy of governance, Christopher A. Simon's second edition continues to approach policy by combining normative and empirical perspectives. This deeply revised second edition continues to expose students to the basis of preferences, policy-making processes, policy history, and current policy decisions and outcomes. Chapters conclude with a case studies engaging students in the application of their theoretical knowledge to the real world, and encouraging them to be informed and active citizens.

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  • Alternate tables of content are included to provide professors and students with flexible, easy-to-implement options for approaching and assigning public policy.
  • Case studies provide real-world examples that concretely illustrate theoretical concepts.
  • End-of-Chapter questions reinforce key concepts and encourage students to think critically about the chapter topics.
  • Each chapter ends with a two-part summary that offers a review of the major chapter concepts ("Lessons Learned") and puts them in context ("The Big Picture").

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By combining normative and empirical perspectives, Christopher A. Simon's second edition of "Public Policy" encourages the next generation to of policy makers to think both practically and philosophically throughout the policy process. This second and heavily revised edition covers the historic background, political science, and philosophical values of public policy. Chapters conclude with a case study, engaging students in applying their theoretical knowledge in practical terms, and encouraging them to be informed and active citizens.

About the Author:

Christopher A. Simon is Professor of Political Science and a former Director of the MPA Program at The University of Utah. He conducts research in alternative energy policy; civic community and volunteerism; education policy; criminal justice policy; Homeland Security policy; land use policy; public administration; and military sociology.

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