Public Policy Process, 6th edition

By Michael Hill
January 2013
Pearson Education
Distrubuted by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9781408288894
350 pages
$75.00 Paper Original

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 policy-making, the book gives a thorough overview of the people and organisations involved in the process.

Fully revised and updated for a sixth edition, The Public Policy Process provides




Publisher’s acknowledgements

Part 1 Introduction

1 Studying the policy process

Part 2 Policy theories

2 Theories of power and the policy process

3 From pluralism to networks

4 Institutional theory

5 Rational choice theory

6 Integrating theoretical approaches

Part 3 Analysis of the policy process

7 Policy types?

8 Policy and politics

9 Agenda setting

10 Policy formulation

11 Implementation: an overview

12 The importance of organisational processes

13 The policy process at the street level

14 The policy process in the age of governance

15 Conclusion: evaluation and accountability



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