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Solution Manual for Public Policy Politics, Analysis, and Alternatives, 7th Edition, Michael E. Kraft, Scott R. Furlong, ISBN: 9781544374611

Solution Manual for Public Policy Politics, Analysis, and Alternatives, 7th Edition, Michael E. Kraft, Scott R. Furlong, ISBN: 9781544374611

Solution Manual for Public Policy Politics, Analysis, and Alternatives, 7th Edition, Michael E. Kraft, Scott R. Furlong, ISBN: 9781544374611

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Solution Manual for Public Policy Politics, Analysis, and Alternatives, 7th Edition, Michael E. Kraft, Scott R. Furlong, ISBN: 9781544374611

Table Of Content
Boxes, Figures, and Tables
Preface
About the Authors
PART I: THE STUDY OF PUBLIC POLICY
Chapter 1. Public Policy and Politics
What Is Public Policy?
Defining Basic Concepts
Why Study Public Policy?
The Contexts of Public Policy
The Reasons for Government Involvement
The Practice of Policy Analysis
Conclusions
Discussion Questions
Keywords
Suggested Readings
Suggested Websites
Notes
Chapter 2. Government Institutions and Policy Actors
Growth of Government
Government Institutions and Policy Capacity
Federalism
Separation of Powers
Informal Policy Actors and Policy Capacity
Improving Policy Capacity
Conclusions
Discussion Questions
Keywords
Suggested Readings
Suggested Websites
Notes
Chapter 3. Understanding Public Policymaking
Theories of Politics and Public Policy
The Policy Process Model
Instruments of Public Policy
Policy Typologies
Conclusions
Discussion Questions
Keywords
Suggested Readings
Suggested Websites
Notes
PART II: ANALYZING PUBLIC POLICY
Chapter 4. Policy Analysis: An Introduction
The Nature of Policy Analysis
Steps in the Policy Analysis Process
Types of Policy Analysis
What Kind of Analysis Is Needed?
Conclusions
Discussion Questions
Keywords
Suggested Readings
Suggested Websites
Leading General Journals of Public Policy
Major Professional Newsweeklies with Policy Coverage
Notes
Chapter 5. Public Problems and Policy Alternatives
Problem Analysis
How to Find Information
Constructing Alternatives
Thinking Creatively about Policy Action
Conclusions
Discussion Questions
Keywords
Suggested Readings
Suggested Websites
Notes
Chapter 6. Assessing Policy Alternatives
Evaluative Criteria for Judging Policy Proposals
Using the Methods of Policy Analysis
Economic Approaches
Decision Making and Impacts
Political and Institutional Approaches
Ethical Analysis
Conclusions
Discussion Questions
Keywords
Suggested Readings
Suggested Websites
Notes
PART III: ISSUES AND CONTROVERSIES IN PUBLIC POLICY
Chapter 7. Economic and Budgetary Policy
Background
Goals of Economic Policy
Tools of Economic Policy
The Budget Process and Its Effect on Economic Policy
Economic Policy: Successes and Failures
Economic Issues and Challenges
Focused Discussion: Deficits and Debt
Conclusions
Discussion Questions
Keywords
Major Legislation
Suggested Readings
Suggested Websites
Notes
Chapter 8. Health Care Policy
Background
Major Government Health Care Programs
Other Health Care Policy Issues
Rising Health Care Costs
Managed Care Organizations
Reducing Health Care Costs
Quality of Care
Focused Discussion: Should There Be Greater Emphasis on Preventive Health Care?
Conclusions
Discussion Questions
Keywords
Major Legislation
Suggested Readings
Suggested Websites
Notes
Chapter 9. Welfare and Social Security Policy
Background
Social Security
Welfare
Focused Discussion: Can We Do Better? Addressing Poverty
Conclusions
Discussion Questions
Keywords
Major Legislation
Suggested Readings
Suggested Websites
Notes
Chapter 10. Education Policy
Background
Problems Facing Education
Education Policy Reforms
Higher Education Issues
Focused Discussion: Higher Education Affordability, Cost, and Value
Conclusions
Discussion Questions
Keywords
Major Legislation
Suggested Readings
Suggested Websites
Notes
Chapter 11. Environmental and Energy Policy
Background
The Evolution of Environmental and Energy Policy
From Consensus to Conflict in Environmental Policy
Major Federal Environmental Policies
Energy Policy
Focused Discussion: Climate Change and Energy Policy Alternatives
Conclusions
Discussion Questions
Keywords
Major Legislation
Suggested Readings
Suggested Websites
Notes
Chapter 12. Foreign Policy and Homeland Security
Background and Policy Evolution
Selected Issues in Homeland Security
Focused Discussion: Civil Liberties in an Age of Terrorism
Conclusions
Discussion Questions
Keywords
Major Legislation
Suggested Readings
Suggested Websites
Notes
PART IV: CONCLUSIONS
Chapter 13. Politics, Analysis, and Policy Choice
Policy Analysis, Citizen Participation, and Policy Change
Public Policies and Their Impacts
Policy Analysis and Policy Choices
Citizen Participation in Decision Making
Conclusions
Discussion Questions
Keywords
Major Legislation
Suggested Readings
Suggested Websites
Notes
Glossary
References
Index

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