Discussion of a policymaking framework developed to deal with intense policy problems. It offers a way to understand and explain belief and policy change when there is goal disagreement and technical disputes involving multiple actors from several levels of government,
Proceedings from the Grantmakers for Education 2011 Education Grantmakers Institute, focused on policy implementation, specifically, efforts to translate newly adopted education policies into tangible next steps that would lead to improved student outcomes.
Proceedings from the Grantmakers for Education 2009 Education Grantmakers Institute, focused on successes, opportunities, and challenges in public policy grantmaking.
Foundations & Public Policy Leveraging Philanthropic Dollars, Knowledge, and Networks for Greater Impact
The book intends to answer three fundamental questions: What are the factors that are critical to a foundation’s decision to engage in public policy work? What are the strategic and tactical options available to a foundation that becomes involved in
Scholarly work on policy implementation; how statutes structure implementation; linkages between individual behavior and the political, economic, and legal contexts.
Foundation Engagement in Education Policymaking: Assessing Philanthropic Support of School Choice Initiatives
Summary of a research project that uses school choice initiatives (charter schools and public school voucher programs) to explore: how and why foundations have supported the issue; the choices they’ve made regarding selection of jurisdictions in which to work, stages
First chapter in a comprehensive text book on all phases of the public policy process, with an emphasis on integration of theory and practical application. This widely-used text sets the balance and fills the gap between theory and practice in
Presentation of a theory exploring how causation (or stories) is understood and its influence in problem definition and agenda setting.