Unbroken Government

Success and the Illusion of Failure in Policymaking

Authors: Whitman Cobb, Wendy N.

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Unbroken Government demonstrates how institutional and electoral characteristics present since the writing of the Constitution influence policy development. Utilizing policy areas as diverse as human spaceflight, clean air, homeland security, and foreign policy, this work shows how these patterns manifest themselves in the policymaking process.

About the authors

Wendy N. Whitman Cobb is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Cameron University, USA. She received her PhD from the University of Florida, USA in 2012. Her studies focus on American institutions and public policy as well as US space policy.

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"Whitman Cobb makes a compelling case for adopting an institutional perspective to the public policy cycle forum. She argues that our national political institutions respond differentially during distinct phases of the policy cycle. Adopting a multiple methods approach, she presents considerable evidence supporting her novel argument. Written in a conversational style, this book is accessible for students in undergraduate and graduate public policy courses. The depth of scholarship makes it an important contribution to the scholarly literature. Unbroken Government is a book to be taken very seriously by academic students of American political institutions." - Sean Q Kelly, Professor of Political Science, California State University Channel Islands, USA


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Institutions and Policy

    Cobb, Wendy N. Whitman

    Pages 1-22

  • The Institutional-Policy Cycle

    Cobb, Wendy N. Whitman

    Pages 23-41

  • Human Spaceflight and Clean Air Policy

    Cobb, Wendy N. Whitman

    Pages 43-59

  • A Tale of Two Chambers

    Cobb, Wendy N. Whitman

    Pages 61-84

  • Executives and Policy

    Cobb, Wendy N. Whitman

    Pages 85-109

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Unbroken Government
Book Subtitle
Success and the Illusion of Failure in Policymaking
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Wendy N. Whitman Cobb
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-35252-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137352521
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-33918-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46435-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 189
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
Topics