Synopses & Reviews
Unlike most texts, which treat policy analysis and policy making as different enterprises, demonstrates that "you can't take politics out of analysis." Through a uniquely rich and comprehensive model, this revised edition continues to show how real-world policy grows out of differing ideals, even definitions, of basic societal goals like security, equality, and liberty. The book also demonstrates how these ideals often conflict in policy implementation. In this revised edition, Stone has added a full-length case study as an appendix, taking up the issue of affirmative action. Clear, provocative, and engaging, conveys the richness of public policy making and analysis.
"Policy Paradox" integrates case studies and theory with clear critical analysis. Through a rich and complex model, this revised edition continues to show how real-world policy grows out of differing ideals, and even definitions, of such basic societal goals as security, equality and liberty.
Since its debut, has been widely acclaimed as the most accessible policy text available.
About the Author
Deborah Stone holds appointments as Research Professor of Government at Dartmouth College and Honorary Professor of Political Science at Aarhus University in Denmark. She has taught in undergraduate and graduate programs at Brandeis, MIT, Yale, Tulane, and Duke, as well as in universities worldwide where Policy Paradox is used.