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Test Bank for Public Policy Politics Analysis and Alternatives 6th Edition Kraft

Downloadable Instructor Test Bank for Public Policy Politics, Analysis, and Alternatives 6th Edition By Michael E. Kraft, Scott R. Furlong, ISBN: 9781506358154, ISBN: 9781071811900, ISBN: 9781544323299

Table Of Content

Boxes, Figures, and Tables
Preface
About the Authors
PART I THE STUDY OF PUBLIC POLICY
1 Public Policy and Politics

What Is Public Policy?

Defining Basic Concepts

Why Study Public Policy?

The Contexts of Public Policy

The Reasons for Government Involvement

The Practice of Policy Analysis

Conclusions

Discussion Questions

Keywords

Suggested Readings

Suggested Websites

Notes

2 Government Institutions and Policy Actors

Growth of Government

Government Institutions and Policy Capacity

Federalism

Separation of Powers

Informal Policy Actors and Policy Capacity

Improving Policy Capacity

Conclusions

Discussion Questions

Keywords

Suggested Readings

Suggested Websites

Notes

3 Understanding Public Policymaking

Theories of Politics and Public Policy

The Policy Process Model

Instruments of Public Policy

Policy Typologies

Conclusions

Discussion Questions

Keywords

Suggested Readings

Suggested Websites

Notes

PART II ANALYZING PUBLIC POLICY
4 Policy Analysis: An Introduction

The Nature of Policy Analysis

Steps in the Policy Analysis Process

Types of Policy Analysis

What Kind of Analysis Is Needed?

Conclusions

Discussion Questions

Keywords

Suggested Readings

Suggested Websites

Leading General Journals of Public Policy

Major Professional Newsweeklies with Policy Coverage

Notes

5 Public Problems and Policy Alternatives

Problem Analysis

How to Find Information

Constructing Alternatives

Thinking Creatively about Policy Action

Conclusions

Discussion Questions

Keywords

Suggested Readings

Suggested Websites

Notes

6 Assessing Policy Alternatives

Evaluative Criteria for Judging Policy Proposals

Using the Methods of Policy Analysis

Economic Approaches

Decision Making and Impacts

Political and Institutional Approaches

Ethical Analysis

Conclusions

Discussion Questions

Keywords

Suggested Readings

Suggested Websites

Notes

PART III ISSUES AND CONTROVERSIES IN PUBLIC POLICY
7 Economic and Budgetary Policy

Background

Goals of Economic Policy

Tools of Economic Policy

The Budget Process and Its Effect on Economic Policy

Economic Policy: Successes and Failures

Economic Issues and Challenges

Focused Discussion: How to Address the Budgetary Shortfall

Conclusions

Discussion Questions

Keywords

Major Legislation

Suggested Readings

Suggested Websites

Notes

8 Health Care Policy

Background

Major Government Health Care Programs

Other Health Care Policy Issues

Rising Health Care Costs

Managed Care Organizations

Reducing Health Care Costs

Quality of Care

Focused Discussion: Should There Be Greater Emphasis on Preventive Health Care?

Conclusions

Discussion Questions

Keywords

Major Legislation

Suggested Readings

Suggested Websites

Notes

9 Welfare and Social Security Policy

Background

Social Security

Welfare

Focused Discussion: Can We Do Better? Addressing Poverty

Conclusions

Discussion Questions

Keywords

Major Legislation

Suggested Readings

Suggested Websites

Notes

10 Education Policy

Background

Problems Facing Education

Education Policy Reforms

Higher Education Issues

Focused Discussion: Higher Education Affordability, Cost, and Value

Conclusions

Discussion Questions

Keywords

Major Legislation

Suggested Readings

Suggested Websites

Notes

11 Environmental and Energy Policy

Background

The Evolution of Environmental and Energy Policy

From Consensus to Conflict in Environmental Policy

Major Federal Environmental Policies

Energy Policy

Focused Discussion: Climate Change and Energy Policy Alternatives

Conclusions

Discussion Questions

Keywords

Major Legislation

Suggested Readings

Suggested Websites

Notes

12 Foreign Policy and Homeland Security

Background and Policy Evolution

Selected Issues in Homeland Security

Focused Discussion: Civil Liberties in an Age of Terrorism

Conclusions

Discussion Questions

Keywords

Major Legislation

Suggested Readings

Suggested Websites

Notes

PART IV CONCLUSIONS
13 Politics, Analysis, and Policy Choice

Policy Analysis, Citizen Participation, and Policy Change

Public Policies and Their Impacts

Policy Analysis and Policy Choices

Citizen Participation in Decision Making

Conclusions

Discussion Questions

Keywords

Major Legislation

Suggested Readings

Suggested Websites

Notes

Glossary
References
Index