The responsibility for designing, planning, and managing locally important policies is shifting from federal to state and local governments. As this happens, there is a growing need for public servants and others responsible for shaping policy to be aware of how to deal with these new responsibilities and challenges. The authors bring a wealth of knowledge and experience training state and local policy makers in understanding and using local policy models. Community Policy Analysis Modeling provides a valuable reference for future community policy modeling and analysis including a selection of key examples of modeling applications. Community Policy Analysis Modeling is an important reference for all those working with state and local community policy development, assessment, and analysis.Otto, Daniel M. is the author of 'Community Policy Analysis Modeling', published 2006 under ISBN 9780813804538 and ISBN 0813804531.