A Practical Guide for Policy Analysis (5th ed.)

The Eightfold Path to More Effective Problem Solving

by Eugene S. Bardach,

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  • 9781483359465
  • 9781483359458
  • 9781483359472
In the Fifth Edition of A Practical Guide for Policy Analysis: The Eightfold Path to More Effective Problem Solving, Eugene Bardach and new co-author Eric Patashnik draw on more than 40 years of experience teaching students to be effective, accurate, and persuasive policy analysts. This bestselling handbook presents dozens of concrete tips, interesting case studies, and step-by-step strategies that are easily applicable for the budding analyst as well as the seasoned professional.

In this new edition, Bardach and Patashnik update many examples to reflect the shifting landscape of policy issues. A new section with advice on how to undertake policy design in addition to making policy choices makes the book even more engaging. Readers will also appreciate a sample document of real world policy analysis, suggestions for developing creative, "out-of-the-box" solutions, and tips for working with clients.
 

  • SAGE Publications; August 2015
  • ISBN: 9781483359458
  • Edition: 5
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: A Practical Guide for Policy Analysis
  • Author: Eugene S. Bardach; Eric M. Patashnik
  • Imprint: CQ Press
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  • 9781483359465
  • 9781483359458
  • 9781483359472

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A Practical Guide for Policy Analysis remains the most accessible and practical guide for those learning the craft of policy analysis. It offers convincing reasoning for and a clear roadmap of the required steps to conduct policy analysis, provides a terrific list of useful resources and helpful hints, and offers very practical illustrations and examples. The newly added section on design problems broadens discourse to include not only knowledge on how to improve analysis of discrete policy choices, but also on how to generate effective strategies to change the design parameters of policy problems. It should be required reading for all students in public affairs type undergraduate major and graduate level programs.”

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781483359465
  • 9781483359458
  • 9781483359472