Understanding Public Policy

Author: Thomas R. Dye
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780205238828
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ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- Updated it its 14th edition, Understanding Public Policy focuses on the policy challenges confronting the Obama administration. This edition provides students with a close up look at the American healthcare system, current economic policies, issues of homeland security and defense policy among many other current event and issues shaping public policy today. The gold-standard for introductory public policy texts, Understanding Public Policy is designed to provide readers with concrete tools for both understanding and analyzing public policy. 0205861164 / 9780205861163 Understanding Public Policy Plus MySearchLab with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205238823 / 9780205238828 Understanding Public Policy 0205239927 / 9780205239924 MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card

Understanding Public Policy Pearson New International Edition

Author: Thomas R. Dye
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 1292052767
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The gold-standard for introductory public policy texts, Understanding Public Policy is designed to provide students with concrete tools for both understanding and analyzing public policy. The new fourteenth edition of Understanding Public Policy focuses on the policy challenges confronting the Obama administration. This edition provides students with a close up look at the American healthcare system, current economic policies, issues of homeland security and defense policy among many other current event and issues shaping public policy today. Teaching & Learning Experience Personalize Learning–MySearchLab, which delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. With a Pearson eText, multiple choice practice quizzes, flashcards, learning objectives and associated media, MySearchLab allows students to utilize what works best for them. Improve Skill Development and Application– Pedagogical features including visual representations of concepts and theories give students an alternative means of understanding course content. Engage Students– With a new four-color design, streamlined and updated coverage, and a vibrant new photo program, this edition engages students from the first page. Focusing on current events that students are experiencing in their everyday lives, this book challenges them to analyze the impact and results of policy-making in today’s world. ExploreExamples of Contemporary Public Policy- With special attention paid to the current economic state of our country and the Obama Administration’s recent impact on policy, students are presented with examples of the current events happening around them through the lens of public policy theories. Emphasize Learning Outcomes — Clearly defined Learning Objectives for each chapter are provided in the MySearchLab. Additionally, students are provided with end-of-chapter summaries to assist with exam preparation and assignments. Understand Theory and Research — Additional websites for further research and understanding have been included in the end-of-chapter material giving students a place to go for papers and assignments. The MySearchLab offers step-by-step tutorials offering overviews of the entire writing and research process, as well as quizzes for students to test and evaluate their understanding of course content. Support Instructors– A strong supplements package includes MySearchLab for student studying, complete with chapter learning objectives, multiple choice quizzes, flashcards, and videos. Instructors also have access to an Instructor’s Manual and Testbank, as well as PowerPoint slides.

Knowledge Creation In Community Development

Author: Ayano Hirose Nishihara
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319574817
Size: 79.11 MB
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This book explores how public organizations and not-for-profit organizations (NPO) can be more collaborative, innovative and effective in solving social issues in both developing and developed countries. “Social innovation,” led by social entrepreneurs and/or social enterprises, emerged in the late 1990s, and spread in 2000s. As the West faced management failures, demand increased for corporations to take on more social responsibility. Based on intensive research on social innovation processes at the municipal and the community level in Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and Japan, the book analyses the factors that affected the most effective and efficient social innovations.

Handbook Of Public Policy

Author: B Guy Peters
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446206785
Size: 63.56 MB
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'The new handbook by Peters and Pierre provides an invaluable addition to the literature. It offers new scholars and practitioners a means to navigate many of the complex theoretical and practical issues in contemporary policy analysis' - Mark Considine, University of Melbourne The public policies of governments affect the lives and livelihoods of citizens every day in every country around the world. This handbook provides a comprehensive review and guide to the study, theory and practice of public policy today. Section One, Making Policy, introduces the policy making process - the means by which public policies are formulated, adopted and implemented - and serves to review the many competing conceptualizations within the field. Section Two, Substantive Policy Areas, focuses on a number of substantive policy areas to consider both diversity and commonalties across different sectoral policy areas. Section Three, Evaluating Public Policy, addresses issues of policy analysis more directly and assesses successes and failures in public policy in an attempt to answer the question 'what is good policy?'. The concluding chapter considers the different disciplinary contributions to the research and study of public policy both retrospectively and prospectively. Drawing contributions from leading academics and policy analysts from around the world, the handbook illustrates the changing role of governments vis-à-vis the public and private sector and the different policy actors (national and international, governmental and non-governmental) involved in the policy making process. It will be an essential companion for all advanced undergraduates, graduates, academics and practitioners across public policy and public administration, public management, government and political science.

Understanding Public Policy

Author: Paul Cairney
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230356990
Size: 35.79 MB
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A major new introduction to theories of public policy. The author provides an accessible assessment of a wide range of theories and models from policy cycles, policy transfer, rational choice and socio-economic explanations to multi-level governance, advocacy coalitions and punctuated equilibrium and of their value to policy analysis.

Understanding Policy Success

Author: Allan McConnell
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137082283
Size: 57.22 MB
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Success and failure are key to any consideration of public policy but there have been remarkably few attempts to assess systematically the various dimensions and complex nature of policy success. This important new text fills the gap by developing a systematic framework and offering an entirely new way of introducing students to policy analysis.

Policy Analysis

Author: David L. Weimer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317345657
Size: 54.80 MB
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Updated in a new 5th edition, this book lays a strong conceptual foundation to understanding the rationales of and limitations to public policy. It gives practical advice about how to do policy analysis while demonstrating the application of advanced analytical techniques through case study examples. Policy Analysis: Concepts and Practices is a comprehensive, accessible, and rich introduction to policy analysis for readers in public policy, public administration, and business programs.

Policy Analysis Pearson New International Edition

Author: David Weimer
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 1292055960
Size: 30.29 MB
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Laying a strong conceptual foundation to understanding the rationales of and limitations to public policy, Weimer and Vining give practical advice about how to do policy analysis while demonstrating the application of advanced analytical techniques through case study examples. Policy Analysis: Concepts and Practices is a comprehensive, accessible, and rich introduction to policy analysis for students in public policy, public administration, and business programs.

Media Of Mass Communication Pearson New International Edition

Author: John Vivian
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 1292037806
Size: 60.13 MB
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People make media, media takes up two-thirds of our waking hours, media impacts our lives; it is critical to understand how the media work and why, to grasp the global nature of communication, and to assess media messages to attain media literacy.The Media of Mass Communication, 11eteaches students to understand how the media work and why. The material engages students as both consumers and creators of mass media. Students explore the latest media economic, technological, cultural and political shifts all in historical context. They engage with the coverage of ongoing transformations in mass media as analysts, examining the various ways in which media impacts the world as they hone their media literacy skills. Praised for its dynamic writing style, The Media of Mass Communication, 11e helps students see why the media are in such a tumultuous transition and provides tools for understanding the reshaping of the entire media industry. Personalize Learning–MyCommunicationLab for Mass Communication delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. With tools such as MediaShare (our video upload and commenting tool), MyOutline, and self-assessments in MyPersonalityProfile, MyCommunicationLab works with students and instructors to personalize the learning experience and make it more effective. Improve Skill Development and Application– Pedagogical tools including Study Preview; Chapter Wrap-Up, Review Questions; lists of key concepts, terms and people; and Media Sources help students understand central concepts and prepare for the course. Additional activities on MyCommunicationLab.com emphasize skill-building and applications. Engage Students– Introductory vignettes at the beginning of each chapter provide evocative stories that illustrate important issues about the mass media and provide colorful descriptions about people who contributed significantly to the mass media. “Media People” boxes profile key figures in media industries. New “Media Counterpoints” boxes explore two sides of an issue, presenting the key arguments on controversial topics and providing critical thinking questions designed to help students determine their own positions on each issue. Explore Examples of contemporary communication–New “Media Tomorrow” boxesaddress the impact of new technologies on media as well as the public’s changing media consumption patterns. Topics range from eyetracking tablet users’ media access to the growth of digital publications and governmental online access policies. Emphasize Learning Outcomes–“Media Timelines” cast key development in the mass media in a graphic chronology and place media milestones in the larger social context. To help students establish a greater framework for understanding how issues such as culture, democracy, economy, and audience fragmentation in the media, interact with each media industry differently and relate to media literacy, each chapter concludes with a highly visual “Thematic Summary.” Understand Theory and Research — Students also can access Pearson’s MySearchLab where they can get extensive help on the research process as well as access four databases of credible and reliable source material (for details, please see www.mysearchlab.com ). MySearchLab also contains an AutoCite feature that assists students in the creation of a Works Cited document (using APA, MLA, or Chicago formats), as well as Pearson’s SourceCheck, which encourages students to accurately document and cite their sources. Support Instructors– A strong supplements package along with activities and assessments in MyCommunicationLab for Mass Communication. ClassPrep, located within MyCommunicationLab, contains videos, lectures, classroom activities, audio clips, and more.

Dimensions Of Social Welfare Policy

Author: Paul Terrell
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0205922295
Size: 21.86 MB
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. A conceptual framework for analyzing social welfare policy Dimensions of Social Welfare Policy provides a comprehensive and widely-used framework for analyzing social welfare policies. The text encourages readers to develop their own thoughts on social welfare policy and to explore policy alternatives. Theoretical points are illustrated with examples from a cross-section of program areas including income maintenance, child welfare, model cities, day care, community action, and mental health. The text familiarizes students with the content of major social welfare programs such as TANF, OASDHI, SSI, and Title XX. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Understand current policy issues Reflect on where they stand in regard to controversial policy issues Understand major social welfare programs Better understand CSWE’s core competencies and practice behaviors