Higher Education

Public Policy in America: Government in Action, 2nd Edition

  • Dennis J. Palumbo Arizona State University
  • ISBN-10: 0155003836  |  ISBN-13: 9780155003835
  • 430 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1988
  • © 1994 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $189.75



Ideal as a primary text for courses in Public Policy or as a supplementary text for courses in American Government. This text offers an innovative two-part organization. Part I details each aspect of the policy cycle, while Part II applies the policy cycle to such issues as health, welfare, crime, education, energy, and the environment.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Policy Cycle.
1. The Public Policy Approach to Understanding Politics in America.
2. Agenda Setting: What Problems Will Become Subjects for Governmental Action?.
3. Policy Formulation: Designing Solutions to Public.
4. Implementation: Filling in the Gaps of Public Policy.
5. Evaluation: Determining the Effectiveness of Public Policy.
Part II: Substantive Policy Issues.
6. Health Policy: The High Cost of Good Health.
7. Social Welfare: Who Gets What from Government.
8. Crime and Justice: Law in Action.
9. Educational Policy and the Goal of Equal Opportunity.
10. Energy Policy: The Politics of Growth.
11. Environmental Policy: Economic Growth Versus Environmental Protection.