Public policy is the business end of political science. It is where theory meets practice in the pursuit of the public good. Political scientists approach public policy in myriad ways. Some approach the policy process descriptively, asking how the need for public intervention comes to be perceived, a policy response formulated, enacted, implemented, and, all too often, subverted, perverted, altered, or abandoned. Others approach public policy more prescriptively, offering politically-informed suggestions for how normatively ...

The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy 2008, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199548453

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The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy 2006, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199269280