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A St. Lawrence graduate who is a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is the co-author of a new textbook on public policy.

Public Policy: Politics, Analysis, and Alternatives has just been published by CQ Press; it is by University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Professor of Political Science and Public Affairs and Herbert Fisk Johnson Professor of Environmental Studies Michael E. Kraft and Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Affairs Scott R. Furlong '85.

According to the publishers, the book "offers a striking approach to the country's most urgent policy challenges by integrating the study of process, the concepts and methods of policy analysis, and the substance of policy areas."

A government major at St. Lawrence, Furlong's areas of expertise are regulatory policy and interest-group participation in the executive branch. He has published articles in a number of journals including Public Administration Review, The Journal of Public Administration, Research and Theory, Administrative Studies Quarterly and Policy Studies Journal. Furlong has been teaching the Public Policy course at Green Bay for 10 years. He participated in the Washington, D.C., semester while a St. Lawrence undergraduate and was a member of the government department honorary; he holds a master's degree and Ph.D. from The American University.

Posted: September 17, 2003