Routledge Textbooks in Policy Studies

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.

  • Explaining Public Policy

    By J.A. Chandler

    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: How policy originates, is refined, legitimised, implemented, evaluated and terminated in the forms of theoretical models of the policy process…

    Paperback – 2015-12-15 
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    Routledge Textbooks in Policy Studies

  • Analyzing Public Policy

    2nd Edition

    By Peter John

    The fully revised and updated new edition of this textbook continues to provide the most accessible overview of the main approaches in the study of public policy. It seeks to review the most common and widely used frameworks in the study of policy analysis: institutions groups and networks…

    Paperback – 2012-02-02
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    Routledge Textbooks in Policy Studies

  • Making Policy Work

    By Peter John

    Many tools are on offer to politicians and other policy-makers when they seek to change policy outcomes. Often they choose to concentrate on one set of tools, but fail to see the costs as well as the benefits – and may not consider the available evidence regarding their effectiveness. This…

    Paperback – 2011-02-25
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    Routledge Textbooks in Policy Studies

  • Designing Public Policies

    Principles and Instruments

    By Michael Howlett

    This textbook provides a concise and accessible introduction to the principles and elements of policy design in contemporary governance. Howlett seeks to examine in detail the range of substantive and procedural policy instruments that together comprise the toolbox from which governments select…

    Paperback – 2010-12-13
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    Routledge Textbooks in Policy Studies

  • The Public Policy Primer

    Managing the Policy Process

    By Xun Wu, M Ramesh, Michael Howlett, Scott Fritzen

    This short guide provides a concise and accessible overview of the entire policy cycle taking the reader through the various stages of agenda setting, policy formulation, decision making, policy implementation and policy evaluation. Public officials at every level of government play a vital role in…

    Paperback – 2010-08-13
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    Routledge Textbooks in Policy Studies