The Public Interest

"Policy Science" Today

Lawrence M. Mead

Fall 1983

FOR the past 15 years, “public policy” has been a growing field in graduate education. A dozen or more schools claiming to train policy analysts and “public managers” have appeared. Of these the Kennedy School at Harvard and the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton are among the best known. These schools, along with older public administration programs, have become an important source for the analysts staffing the bureaucracy, Capitol Hill, and lobby groups in Washington.

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