The Science of Public Policy: Essential Readings in Policy Sciences I

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This set offers a comprehensive collection of papers on this significant discipline. Published in two parts , areas covered include the historical development of, basic philosophies, approaches, methods and problems of the policy sciences and new sciences of public policy. With new introductions to the individual volumes by the editor, this collection provides the reader with an expansive and detailed source of reference, making this set an invaluable tool for anybody researching aspects of this interdisciplinary area. Contents: * Volume 1 deals with the evolution of policy orientation and policy sciences, emerging conceptions of policy sciences and the relation between knowledge and politics * Volume 2 concerns the development of related disciplines and approaches, the growth of policy research organizations and the threat of the technocratic orientation of the new sciences of public policy democracy * Volume 3 deals with the basic concepts and methods in public policy and policy analysis and the dimensions of rationality in decision and policy making