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NCJ Number: 74695 Find in a Library
Title: Policy Studies - Review Annual Volume 4 - 1980
Editor(s): B H Raven
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 765
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume on public studies is a collection of social science articles which focus on the general perspecitves of policy studies and on particular issues and problems, such as energy policy, changing population characteristics, social policy and race relations, and medical and health policy.
Abstract: It contains articles dealing with general perspecitives of policy studies. They discuss interdisciplinary considerations for policy studies, examine conceptual and methodological isues, offer criticisms of social science research, and explore the implementation of policy studies. One article presents a model for implementation which examines a series of stages involved in implementation progrmas and considers the manner in which changes in socioeconomic conditions, public opinion, and other factors affect the implementation process. Other articles focus on such recent issues and problems as differential income, poverty, and fiscal containment; energy policy as it related to the quality and style of life; population law; the trial jury; social policy and race relations; medical and health policies; and public policy in the International Year of the Child. In particular, the contributors examine the increased attention to energy scarcity, the social policy implications of the Three Mile Island accident, the 25th anniversary of the Brown Board of Education Supreme Court decision, and the White House Conference on Families. Chapter notes and references, footnotes, tabular data, and illustrations are provided.
Index Term(s): Energy conservation; Energy resources; Financial management; Governmental planning; Law reform; Medical and dental services; Medicolegal considerations; Nuclear energy; Policy analysis; Public administration; Race relations; Rights of minors; Trial procedures
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