The Public Policy Process

; Frederic Varone

The Public Policy Process is essential reading for anyone trying to understand the process by which public policy is made. Explaining clearly the importance of the relationship between theoretical and practical aspects of policymaking, the book gives a thorough overview of the people and organisations involved in the process. Les mer
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The Public Policy Process is essential reading for anyone trying to understand the process by which public policy is made. Explaining clearly the importance of the relationship between theoretical and practical aspects of policymaking, the book gives a thorough overview of the people and organisations involved in the process.


Fully revised and updated for an eighth edition, The Public Policy Process provides:








Clear exploration, using many illustrations, of how policy is made and implemented;







Examines challenges to effective policy making in critical areas - such as inequality and climate change - including the influence of powerful interests and the Covid-19 pandemic;







New material on unequal democracies, interest groups influence, behavioural policy analysis, global policies and evidence-based decision making;







Additional European and comparative international examples.





This text is essential reading for students of public policy, public administration and management, as well as more broadly highly relevant to related courses in health and nursing, social welfare, environment, development and local government.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Part 1: Policy Theories





1. Studying the policy process


2. Theories of power and the policy process


3. Interests and groups


4. Institutional theory


5. Comparative policy process studies


6. Integrating theoretical approaches


Part 2: Analysis of the Policy Process





7. Policy and politics


8. Agenda setting


9. Policy formulation


10. Implementation: an overview


11. Bureaucracy: organisational structures and processes


12. Discretion, rules and street-level bureaucracy


13. The policy process in the age of governance


14. Conclusion: evaluation and accountability

Om forfatteren

Michael Hill is Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at the University of Newcastle, UK. Since leaving Newcastle, he has held visiting appointments in London University, at Goldsmiths College, Queen Mary College and the London School of Economics, and at Brighton University.


Frederic Varone is Professor of Political Science at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and an elected member of the Geneva Court of Audit.