Policy making is a political struggle over values and ideas. By exposing the paradoxes that underlie even seemingly straightforward policy decisions, Policy Paradox shows students that politics cannot be cleansed from the process in favor of "rationality." Author Deborah Stone has fully revised and updated this popular text, which now includes many paradoxes that have arisen since September 11. Examples throughout the book have been updated, and the prose has been streamlined to make a great read even better.
PART I: POLITICS Chapter 1: The Market and the Polis PART II: GOALS Chapter 2: Equity Chapter 3: Efficiency Chapter 4: Welfare Chapter 5: Security Chapter 6: Liberty PART III: PROBLEMS Chapter 7: Symbols Chapter 8: Numbers Chapter 9: Causes Chapter 10: Interests Chapter 11: Decisions PART IV: SOLUTIONS Chapter 12: Incentives Chapter 13: Rules Chapter 14: Persuasion Chapter 15: Rights Chapter 16: Powers