Journals Higher Education



Published: 24 March 2008

432 Pages | 10 line

ISBN: 9780195335392

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Living the Policy Process

Philip B. Heymann

Focusing on three classic case studies, Philip B. Heymann draws on his fifteen years of federal policymaking experience to provide a unique, in-depth introduction to the world of public policy. Combined, the four paradigmatic examples in Living the Policy Process--the successful attempt to sell missiles to the Mujahideen in Afghanistan in the 1980s; the Iran-Contra scandal; the attempts by the FDA and then by an outside lobbyist to regulate smoking; and the flawed process by which the Bush Administration handled torture--provide leaders with a comprehensive overview of how the process occurs in the real world. Filled with detail and practical examples, Living the Policy Process is the perfect text for students, teachers, and practitioners of public policy.


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