Cases in Public Policy Analysis (3rd ed.)

, Third Edition

by George M. Guess

Combining the insights of an economist and a political scientist, this new third edition of Cases in Public Policy Analysis offers real world cases to provide students with the institutional and political dimensions of policy problems as well as easily understood principles and methods for analyzing public policies.

Guess and Farnham clearly explain such basic tools as problem-identification, forecasting alternatives, cost-effectiveness analysis, and cost-benefit analysis and show how to apply these tools to specific cases. The new edition offers a revised framework for policy analysis, practical guidelines for institutional assessment, and five new action-forcing cases. Up-to-date materials involving complex policy issues, such as education reform, cigarette smoking regulation, air pollution control, public transit capital planning, HIV/AIDS prevention strategies, and prison overcrowding are also included.

Bridging the gap between methods and their application in real life, Cases in Public Policy Analysis will be of interest to professors involved with upper-division and graduate-level policy courses, as well as an excellent sourcebook in applied policy training for government practitioners and consultants.

  • Georgetown University Press; May 2011
  • ISBN: 9781589017498
  • Edition: 3
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  • Title: Cases in Public Policy Analysis
  • Author: George M. Guess
  • Imprint: Georgetown University Press

About The Author

George M. Guess is a scholar-in-residence in public administration and policy at American University.

Paul G. Farnham is an associate professor emeritus in the Department of Economics at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University.