5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on July 1, 2013
I used Urban Environmental Policy Analysis for a general policy analysis course because it contains all the material necessary to teach students the policy analysis process, and it also takes a specific approach to the application of that process. Most other policy analysis texts are good on the process, but I've noted that students have a difficult time understanding how to apply policy analysis to a specific policy area. This text is more detailed on the analysis process than some of the general textbooks (giving both the economic approach, but also the more practical aspects), and also acknowledges the complexity of policy and the interconnectedness of social, natural, and economic systems. It is clear, understandable, and students responded more favorably to this text than to one of the most well known policy analysis texts available. I highly recommend this text, not just for an environmental policy course, but for general policy analysis as well.