Your request is being processed.
onload Cart  
Item has been added successfully

Your cart contains:
Quantity: 
Subtotal: 


Account
Help
Search
 
 
 

Living the Policy Process by Philip B. Heymann - 9780195335392

ships free SHOP.CA Price: $24.95
Earn up to 360 Aeroplan Miles Distinction Aeroplan members earn an additional 24 Miles


Add to My List:

Description

Political Science Books


Policymaking in large bureaucracies is hardly a simple process. Even the most respected policymakers have to contend with obstacles that seemingly have little to do with the issue at hand--office politics, work structure, and shifting political environments. Yet learning to manage such complex environments is necessary for good policymaking. In Living the Policy Process, Philip Heymann outlines the complex thought processes of policymakers as they struggle to influence both foreign and domestic policy decisions from within the United States government bureaucracy.
Focusing on three critical situations to illuminate the politics of policy choice-the successful attempt to sell missiles to the Mujahideen in Afghanistan in the 1980s; the Iran-Contra scandal; and the FDA's attempt to regulate smoking as well as the efforts to do the same by an outside lobbyist-Heymann dissects the intuitive yet rigorous framework that highly skilled policymakers follow to influence government outcomes. Throughout, he offers detailed accounts of the policy process at work in the Reagan, first Bush, and Clinton administrations, from the cabinet level down to the middle tiers of the federal bureaucracy.
Heymann deftly describes the shifting real-world conditions that government officials face as they struggle to shape the policy agenda. Ultimately, Living the Policy Process offers a clear, incisive look at the complex considerations involved from all perspectives, with concrete examples, and enriches the understanding of the overall policy process for students, scholars, and practitioners.


Author: Heymann, Philip B.
Binding: TP
Desirability: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Subject: Public Policy - General


Continue Shopping:

Philip B. Heymann Books at SHOP.CA

Product Info

Shipping & Returns

Living the Policy Process by Philip B. Heymann - 9780195335392 Customer Reviews


Browsing History onload