Weimer, David Leo.

Policy analysis : concepts and practice / David L. Weimer, Aidan R. Vining. - 5th ed. - Boston : Longman, c2011. - xix, 473 p. : ill.

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Preview: The Canadian salmon fishery -- What is policy analysis? -- Toward professional ethics -- Efficiency and the idealized competitive model -- Rationales for public policy : market failures -- Rationales for public policy : other limitations of the competitive framework -- Rationales for public policy : distributional and other goals -- Limits to public intervention : government failures -- Policy problems as market and government failure : the Madison taxicab policy analysis example Correcting market and government failures : generic policies -- Adoption -- Implementation -- Government supply : drawing organizational boundaries -- Gathering information for policy analysis -- Landing on your feet : organizing your policy analysis -- Cost-benefit analysis : assessing efficiency -- When statistics count : revising the lead standard for gasoline -- Doing well and doing good.

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Policy sciences.

H97 / .W45 2011

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