Drones. Obamacare. Immigration. The economy. Gun control. Topics in the news on a daily basis, all the subject of heated policy debates. This new edition of Public Policy: Perspectives and Choicesthoroughly revised to reflect a half-decade of significant changes in the policy environmentis designed to give students the tools that they need to analyze and assess the nations public policies for years to come.The authors combine a clear explanation of the basic concepts and methods of the policymaking process with a keen focus on how values influence policy choices. They then apply this foundation to a range of policy areas.