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“A Practical Guide for Policy Analysis remains the most accessible and practical guide for those learning the craft of policy analysis. It offers convincing reasoning for and a clear roadmap of the required steps to conduct policy analysis, provides a terrific list of useful resources and helpful hints, and offers very practical illustrations and examples.
“I have used Bardach’s A Practical Guide for Policy Analysis in several editions over many years to instruct masters in public policy students in the skills and insights required of an effective policy practitioner. I like the book for its conciseness, its concreteness, its practicality and its accessibility. It provides a nice framework and set of concepts that can be developed and applied in case studies to structure an effective policy analysis course. I welcome the new edition, which clarifies and updates the material and adds a helpful new section on policy de
Really like Dr. Bardach's work! This book is used in my graduate capstone course to show corresponding tasks of the analysts and academic researcher in graduate public administration courses.
I wrote a review of a previous edition of the textbook. If you would like to publish an excerpt and LSE Review of Books has no objection, I would also be fine with you using text from this review: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/2012/09/11/book-review-a-practic...
Only one chapter was relevant for an assignment.