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by Jr. Joseph Stewart,David M. Hedge,James P. Lester

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0534574947
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Jr. Joseph Stewart,David M. Hedge,James P. Lester
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Cengage Learning; 3 edition (August 16, 2007)
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304 pages
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by Joseph Stewart Jr. (Author), David M. Hedge (Contributor), James P. Lester (Contributor). The Lester and Stewart text provides an excellent overview of the policy process giving public administrators a balanced and detailed perspective of their special roles and responsibilities.

by Joseph Stewart Jr. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Three strengths of the text: Excellent overview of the policy process, including a good discussion of policy learning and change; very good examples of several policy domains, and an excellent introduction to policy science.

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by James P. Lester and Joseph Stewart J. com User, January 7, 2007. Public Policy: An Evolutionary Approach provides straight-forward history on the evolution of undesrtanding of public policies to the evolution of approaches and models

com User, January 7, 2007. Public Policy: An Evolutionary Approach provides straight-forward history on the evolution of undesrtanding of public policies to the evolution of approaches and models. I do not detect any bias in the material in the first two segments of the book. I did not spend sufficient time with part three describing the analytical approaches outlined to the case studies to weigh any idealogical bias.

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Lester, James . 1944-. Stewart, Joseph, 1951-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Public policy: An evolutionary approach. J Stewart Jr, DM Hedge, JP Lester. The impact of representative bureaucracies: Educational systems and public policies. KJ Meier, J Stewart Jr. Nelson Education, 2007.

P., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1979. In 2008, I published with Joseph Stewart and the late James Lester Public Policy: An Evolutionary Approach, 3rd ed. (Thomson Wadsworth).

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Lester, James P. & Stewart, Joseph (2000). Public Policy: An Evolutionary Approach. Lesson-Drawing in Public Policy: A Guide to Learning Across Time and Space. New Jersey: Chatham House. Cost of Implementing the National Food Security Act. Belmont: Wadsworth Thomson Learning. Indian Public Policy Report 2014: Tackling Poverty, Hunger and Malnutrition. New Delhi: Oxford University Press. Economic and Political Weekly, 48(39). TERM Summer '16. PROFESSOR Chapman.

PUBLIC POLICY: AN EVOLUTIONARY APPROACH, 3e, examines how the substance and process of public policy and our understanding of that have evolved in America. After providing the reader with an analytic, historic and contextual framework for viewing public policy in the U.S., the authors offer a comprehensive look at the various elements of the governing process including agenda setting and problem definition, policy formation, implementation, program evaluation, and policy change and termination. In doing that the authors pay particular attention to the range of theories that have been offered to explain how, why, and with what effects governments act. The authors then look at three critical policy areas - environment, education, and welfare - to further illustrate how governing proceeds in the U.S.. Throughout the text the authors draw extensively on actual policy examples including recent efforts to reform education and welfare and the war in Iraq.
  • Tall
I have used this as a textbook in some graduate courses that (I have taught on public policy and policy analysis). It has been received well by students; in addition, outside of a few quirks, I also think highly of this volume as a textbook.

What is public policy? The authors note that it is government action aimed to remedy some public problem (whether real or imagined). The book is structured simply. The first part provides background, including chapters on the nature of public policy, the evolution of public policy and policy studies, approaches to policy analysis, and various models of policy. This segment of the book mainly provides context for what follows. Part two focuses on the so-called stages of the policy process--agenda setting (what gets defined as a problem; does the problem receive enough attention to begin to get discussed in government circles); policy formulation (once an issue gets on the agenda, what goes into development of a policy proposal?); policy implementation (once a law is passed or some other decision made, how does it get put into action); policy evaluation (does the policy answer the problem? What effects does the policy decision have?); [policy change and termination (what is the nature of policy change? Why and how do some policies get terminated?). There are some quirks here. Under policy change, there are some models that are simply unsatisfying (e.g., zigzag models).

Part 3 looks at specific policy areas--from education to welfare to crime to the environment. My reading is that the authors play it pretty straight. Under welfare policy, they note both liberal and conservative critiques (in fact, I wish they went beyond this simple two-dimensional analysis). The final part of the book looks at how policy knowledge does (or does not) get used in decision making. There is also a final examination of the evolution of policy studies over time.

All in all, a pretty good introduction to the policy process.
  • Winenama
Public Policy: An Evolutionary Approach provides straight-forward history on the evolution of undesrtanding of public policies to the evolution of approaches and models. I do not detect any bias in the material in the first two segments of the book. I did not spend sufficient time with part three describing the analytical approaches outlined to the case studies to weigh any idealogical bias. Nonetheless, for any policy analyist, this is an important academic book for political science and public policy. Any person involved in seeking to influence policy, engaged in policymaking, or implementation of policy, this book, in my judgment, is a required reading.
  • Akisame
This title does not load on the Kindle for PC app. It states clearly in the description that it can be accessed using this option. I tried receiving support from the Kindle Customer Service (52 minute phone conversation that resulted in no solution). I have tried the app on two different PCs using the Kindle for PC app (Windows 7 and Windows 10), but was still unable to download the text. I can access it through my Android phone. The text itself is good, but the kindle edition is poorly executed if it can't be used on the devices it is advertised for.
  • Zyangup
I bought the kindle edition of this book for an exciting new class I'm taking on public policy, thinking that I would try out the e-text thing that everybody seems to be doing. Sixty-something dollars later I found out the hard way that this text is not compatible with the e-ink Kindle, meaning that while it's still readable I'm anchored to my hulking powerhouse of a computer instead of being able to read anywhere I want. Worse, Amazon's debatably draconian DRM policies render me unable to reformat this text to something more suited to my reader. I come away from this whole experience with a bad taste in my mouth--unwilling to shell out another sixty bucks and give the company a free pass, so to speak, and in need of a text that I can actually read in places other than my computer room.

Time to head to Barnes and Noble's website.
  • Daizil
The book was an excellent bargain used. It contained all the pertinent information I required. Very Satisfied with the product and service. I would recommend them.
  • Dellevar
It gives a good basic understanding of the policy process in Government. It doesn't pull punches as much as one would expect and it shows the evidence. Anything found in this textbook could be heavily reinforced with pages of references from Google Scholar. This has been one of the most interesting books I have ever used in College.
  • Kriau
Lester et al.'s work of describing the policy process aims to survey the making of public policies from a descriptive perspective. Unfortunately, the authors present a strong dualistic bias in their analysis, pitting good "liberal" policies against evil "conservative" policies. The result does not make for a balanced nor objective book, and as such mostly serves as rhetoric material for partisan purposes, not a genuine scientific analysis. As such I do not recommend the book unless one wishes to build an argumentation from a strictly partisan perspective, not a public policy perspective, at it lacks in intellectual rigour and objectivity, unfortunately.