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Policy Paradox: The Art of Political Decision Making (Revised Edition)

 
 
 
 
Policy Paradox: The Art of Political Decision Making (Revised Edition)
Author: Deborah Stone
ISBN 13: 9780393976250
ISBN 10: 393976254
Edition: 3rd
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: 2001-07-20
Format: Paperback
Pages: 448
List Price: N/A
 
 

Since its debut, Policy Paradox has been widely acclaimed as the most accessible policy text available.

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Problematizing the basic concepts of policy analysis, this book details the role of struggle in defining ideas like equity, efficiency, liberty, and fairness. Likewise, the tools of policy making<-->incentives, rules, persuasion, legal protections, and the reorganization of authority<-->are recast as complex social processes. Stone (government, Dartmouth College) argues that, at every stage and on every level, values shape policy design and implementation. This edition includes a chapter-length case study of affirmative action policies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)