“This text helps to integrate various disciplinary and normative perspectives that often remain siloed. It also critiques traditional approaches and methods with humility, offering practical advice and tools for policy analysts to hold loosely.”
“This is a smart and innovative approach to improving the way we teach policy analysts. It addresses many of the blindspots I see [in] students.”
“[Linquiti’s book offers] an original approach. Students will love it.”
“This is an accessible text that moves beyond the classic models of analysis to give students multiple tools that let them overcome the limitations of normal policy analysis. It moves them toward systems thinking. […] All the texts I have considered stick with the classic models of analysis, even though many admit that they are flawed. They are also all either too simplistic to be useful for a practicing analyst or so complex that they are inaccessible for many of my students. This text appears to bridge that gap.”
“A refreshing revision and extension of traditional public policy analysis, placing the expertise and usefulness of the professional policy analysts at the center of a fully integrated approach to public policy analysis for the real world […] Those with a professional and scholarly public policy focus and scholars and public policy advocates will find Rebooting Policy Analysis engaging and useful.”
“A new book on policy analysis that explains the pitfalls of the classical economic approach and provides students with a grounding in real-world problems.”
“Very promising and well written. Pedagogy and scholarship [are] well-grounded and situated for the intended audience. […] a good first text for rebooting policy analysis.”
“This book helps to fill a needed void in the way we look at tackling public policy matters […]”
“Linquiti’s twenty-three year professional career in the private sector, working collaboratively with government in public policy development, implementation, and evaluation processes provides unique experiential perspectives, which complement academic and practical aspects of policy analysis in […] a world becoming more skeptical, critical, and fractured by the inside workings of government.”
"Rebooting represents an important advance in policy analysis by helping to define the field. Not only does the book refresh our understanding of what counts as a “classic” in the second decade of the 21st century, but it also begins to pinpoint what should be included in a renegotiated policy analysis canon."
"The book should be required reading for teachers and practitioners of policy analysis, and I recommend it highly to all JPAM readers and APPAM members. While ingenuity may be needed to fit this book into a one-semester course in hands-on policy analysis, policy analysis instructors—an
innovative bunch by nature—will undoubtedly welcome the challenge."