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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 ...

The Policy Sciences: Past, Present, and Future
The policy sciences: Past, present, and future
PeterDeleon and Christine R.Martell
Introduction

The Policy Sciences orientation has primarily been attributed to Harold D. Lasswell, writing in the late 1940s and early 1950s, most prominently articulated in his essay ‘The Policy Orientation’ as the ...

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