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Beyond Policy Analysis: Public Issue Management in Turbulent Times, 4th Edition

  • Leslie A. Pal
  • ISBN-10: 0176501029
  • ISBN-13: 9780176501020
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2006, 2002, 1997
  • COPYRIGHT: 2010 Published
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Beyond Policy Analysis examines public policymaking in Canada. It looks at all areas of governance, including health care, education, economic development and trade, foreign policy and more. The title reflects the book’s theme: going beyond conventional categories and concepts to examine how dramatically the world of policymaking has changed with the increasing pressures of globalization, information technology, changing public values and cultural assumptions, citizen distrust and decentralization and subsidiarity.

About the Author

Leslie A. Pal

Leslie A. Pal is Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University. He joined Carleton University in 1992, after teaching at the University of Calgary for ten years. He has a BA in Political Science (Hons) from Mount Allison University, and a Doctorate from Queen’s University, Kingston. (Further details are available in Canadian Who's Who.) From 2001 to 2005, he was Director of the School of Public Policy and Administration. Professor Pal has served on the national boards of the Canadian Political Science Association, the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, the Institute on Governance, and the Performance and Planning Exchange. He also has served on the editorial boards of Canadian Public Policy, Canadian Journal of Political Science, Canadian Public Administration, and the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis. He was the Director of the Canadian Parliamentary Internship Programme from 1998 to 2001. Currently, he is co-Director of the Centre on Governance and Public Management at Carleton University, and is also the Chair of the Accreditation Board of the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration. Professor Pal is active internationally as well. For several years he worked with the Civil Service Training and Development Institute of the Government of Hong Kong, training senior civil servants. He has worked on public sector reform projects in Ukraine, Russia, Armenia, and Georgia, and was Director for the School’s Canada/Russian Academy of Public Administration project under the Governance Advisory and Exchange Program. In July 2006, at the 20th World Congress of the International Political Science Association in Fukuoka Japan, he was elected to the Executive Committee of the Association for 2006-2009. Dr. Pal is the author/editor of twenty-four books, and over sixty book chapters and journal articles.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Policy Analysis: Concepts and Practice
Chapter 2: Modern Governance: The Challenges for Policy Analysis
Chapter 3: Problem Definition in Policy Analysis
Chapter 4: Policy Instruments and Design
Chapter 5: Policy Implementation
Chapter 6: Policy Communities and Networks
Chapter 7: Policy and Program Evaluation
Chapter 8: Policy-Making Under Pressure
Chapter 9: Conclusions

New to this edition

  • Continues to provide the best presentation of the tools of analysis and balance of theory and application, while remaining the most accessible text for undergraduates.
  • Updates the content throughout, including a focus on reflecting relevant changes brought on by the Harper Conservative government.
  • Includes a discussion of the recent referendum results in the Ontario election.
  • Explores how the war in Iraq and the threat of terrorism have influenced policymaking in Canada.
  • Focuses on analytical tools (network theory, behavioural economics).
  • Provides many vivid examples and real-world context.
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