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Policy paradox :the art of political decision making
Synopses & Reviews
Unlike most texts, which treat policy analysis and policy making as different enterprises, Policy Paradoxdemonstrates 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, Policy Paradoxconveys the richness of public policy making and analysis.
Since its debut, Policy Paradoxhas been widely acclaimed as the most accessible policy text available.
About the Author
Deborah Stoneis the David R. Pokross Professor of Law and Social Policy at Brandeis University. She has taught in the undergraduate and graduate programs at MIT, Yale, Tulane, and Duke University. She is the senior editor of The American Prospect.
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