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ERIC Number: EJ772813
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 76
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0276-8739
Presidential Address--Analysis of Race as Policy Analysis
Myers, Samuel L., Jr.
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, v21 n2 p169-190 Spr 2002
This Presidential Address was delivered by Samuel L. Myers Jr. at the Business Luncheon of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM), 23rd Annual Research Conference, Washington, DC, November 2, 2001. He contends that modern policy analysis training largely ignores race as a substantive area of inquiry. Many significant race-related topics in contemporary policy have escaped the attention of professionals in the APPAM community. The tools and techniques of modern policy analysis--particularly those that emphasize the tension between equity and efficiency--certainly ought to be of use in finding solutions to nagging problems confronting communities of color. Unfortunately, a quick look at the articles published in the "Journal of Policy Analysis and Management" ("JPAM") or the courses taught at the top schools of public affairs reveals a lack of race analysis within the discipline. The discipline that does focus on race analysis--ethnic studies--provides little emphasis on policy analysis. Reviewing the top African American studies programs in the nation, one sees that these programs largely ignore policy analysis as a problem-solving tool. Yet there are quite a few reasons to create closer connections between analysis of race and policy analysis, and, happily, there are many opportunities, frequently unexplored, for enhancing these connections, which he discusses here. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia