This volume is part of a series which presents selected research papers dealing with important methodological and theoretical issues in the policy sciences. Topics discussed in this volume include: the role of science in public policy; and public policy in developing and developed countries.
Conceptualizing policy analysis, Stuart S. Nagel. Part 1 The role of science in public policy: policy science - analysis of health and safety regulations, L.R. Jones and Fred Thompson; why acid rain bills do not become law - the role of scientists, lobbyists and the courts, William R. Mangun. Part 2 The role of negotiation and compromise in public policy: reducing risk conflict by regulatory negotiation - a preliminary evaluation, Mark E. Rushefsky; prison, poison, uncertainty absorption - routinizing decision-making when experts disagree, Elaine Lange. Part 2 Microcomputers, optimizing and public policy analyses: a framework for developing microcomputer problem solving applications, John Sacco and John Ostrowski; microcomputers for overcoming policy analytic problems, Stuart S. Nagel. Part 4 Public policy in developing and developed countries: the impact of policy priorities on democracy in less developed countries, Richard I. Hofferbert and Kim Spezio; the policy implications of political intolerance in Britain and the US, David Barnum and John Sullivan. Part 5 Policy formation, financing and implementation: issue management - its relationship to policy and public opinion theories and methods, Sarah-Kathryn McDonald and Betsy Page Sigman; tax balance and policy goals, Helen Ladd and Dana Weist; approaches to regulating environmental protection, Charles Davis and David Webber. Part 6 Multi-criteria decision-making: multiobjective programming as a means of generating decisions, David L. Olson; using multi-criteria decision making to decide among alternative locations, Ronald Martin and R. Eric Greene.