Policy Analysis Design

Will be . . . particularly welcomed by teachers of public policy, because it contains a concise, well-ballanced and readable exposition of the major competing approaches to policy analysis today, a range of approaches that often bewilders the novice and is rarely well-understood even by experts within each school of analysis.
Christopher Hood

Policy Analysis by Design examines the approaches to public policy taken by those who try to teach it, write about it, and influence it through major analysis. Bobrow and Dryzek systematically compare the five major contending analytical frames of reference: welfare economics, public choice, social structure, information processing, and political philosophy. The workings of each frame are illustrated by means of a common, if imaginary, policy case – air pollution in the hypothetical Smoke Valley.

256 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5 in.

October, 1987

isbn : 9780822953920

about the authors

Davis Bobrow

Davis B. Bobrow is professor (emeritus) of public and international affairs and political science at the University of Pittsburgh. He is coauthor of Defensive Internationalism, Policy Analysis by Design, and Understanding Foreign Policy Decisions.Bobrow has served as president of the International Studies Association and is a former member of the U.S. Defense Science Board.

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John  Dryzek

John S, Dryzek is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Oregon.

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John  Dryzek