“The text allows for students to understand and apply policy making to the most misunderstood programs—healthcare, education, and the criminal justice system.”
“Kraft and Furlong’s Public Policy: Politics, Analysis, and Alternatives is an all-in-one, comprehensive approach to introducing public policy and analysis to undergraduate students with varying levels of interest and engagement. The text provides substantial breadth and depth between its covers in an accessible format for beginners, while providing guidance to additional resources for extensive study of specific topics. I’ve used the text as a student and instructor for 12 years and highly recommend its use for undergraduate students.”
“Kraft and Furlong provide students with a conceptual understanding of public issues and how the public policy process functions. This book also provides a forum for discussions of social, economic, and sustainable development issues; their characteristics; and impacts on human beings (citizens) as well as the environment. It will give students the needed tools to make informed economic and human development decisions that could lead to sustainable growth, human capacity building, and better lives.“
Easy for students to understand and apply with useful graphics that highlight key points.
This textbook has an easy-to-follow presentation of the policy process. The text is easy to read, the graphics and tables are on point, and the examples are relatively current.
I have used Kraft and Furlong for several years. I like the framework the authors use to develop both policy content and analysis. Excellent text!
I have been using the book for the last 11 years. The book is very easy to read with a lot of current examples.