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This textbook explains the complexities of the policy-making process in a refreshingly clear way for students who are new to this subject. It explains:
The text is fully illustrated throughout with a broad range of national and international case studies on subjects such as the banking crisis, the creation of unitary authorities and global environmental policy and regulation.
Combining both a clear summary of debates and theories in public policy and a new and original approach to the subject, this book is essential reading for students of public policy and policy analysis.
1. Introduction 2. Case Studies in Policy… Questions that Need Answers 3. Policy Makers and Institutions 4. Stages within the Policy Process 5. Theories of the Policy Development 6. Policy Development Theories post 1980 7. How Ideology sets the Boundaries of Policy Development 8. The Politics of Public Policy 9. Techniques for Policy Formation 10. Implementation 11. Inter and Intra-Governmental Relations 12. Sustaining and Undermining Policy 13. Evaluating Policy and Policy Making in Practice
This series provides high-quality textbooks and teaching materials for upper-level courses on all aspects of public policy as well as policy analysis, design, practice and evaluation. Each text is authored or edited by a leading scholar in the field and aims both to survey established areas and present the latest thinking on emerging topics.