British Railway Enthusiasm

Author:   Ian Carter
Publisher:   Manchester University Press
ISBN:  

9780719065668


Pages:   328
Publication Date:   31 March 2008
Format:   Hardback
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Author:   Ian Carter
Publisher:   Manchester University Press
Imprint:   Manchester University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.60cm , Height: 3.10cm , Length: 23.40cm
Weight:   0.649kg
ISBN:  

9780719065668


ISBN 10:   0719065666
Pages:   328
Publication Date:   31 March 2008
Audience:   General/trade ,  Adult education ,  General ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained
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Part 1 Policy happens when we decide to decide: an overview of policy analysis as a profession and a process; deciding how to decide - experts , the people , and the market . Part 2 Why is policy analysis important?: a benchmark for performance - what is a market ; case study 1 - a simple exchange economy; evaluation and market failure - criteria for intervention; experts and advocacy - the limits of policy analysis; democracy and government failure - the limits of choice by the people; case study 2 - a simple command polity. Part 3 How is policy analysis conducted?: the welfare economics paradigm - introduction to analytics; choice of regulatory form - efficiency, equity, or politics?; case study 3 social security crisis. Part 4 Cost-benefit analysis; discounting 1 - probability, expected values and risk; discounting 2 - time; cost-benefit analysis.

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This is a magnificent achievement. It is entertaining, erudite, witty, wise, thorough and fascinating. This is a remarkable book about a remarkable phenomenon. Dr Douglas Reid, University of Hull


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Ian Carter is Professor of Sociology at the University of Auckland -- .

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