Institutions, individuals, and issues are the key ingredients of the process known as public policy making. Yet it is their interaction that makes the public policy making process so challenging to appreciate. "Public Policy Making: Process and Principles explains the topic in terms of the policy making framework and dynamic behaviour in the context of continuous pressures, conflicting values, and competing political objectives. By providing a rich, understandable explanation of the policy making framework, the author helps students identify the numerous pressure points of the policy making process and understand policy outcomes. This revised edition is rich with real world examples. Each chapter includes stimulating questions for further thought as well as suggested readings.
B. Guy Peters
B. Guy Peters is Maurice Falk Professor of American Government at the University of Pittsburgh, and also Distinguished Professor of Governance at Zeppelin University. He also holds honorary positions in Denmark, Hong Kong and Belgium. Professor Peters is founding co-editor of the European Political Science Review, and was also founding co-editor of Governance. His work is on issues of comparative governance, including comparative public administration and comparative public policy.
Areas of expertise: American politics, comparative public policy and administration (general, West Europe), public policy, public administration and organization behavior, American public administration.
The New Institutionalism. London: Cassells, 1998.
"The Diffusion of Administrative Reform." West European Politics (Autumn 1997).
"Can't Row, Shouldn't Steer: What's a Government to Do?" Public Policy and Administration (1997).
"Sixteen Ways to Consumerize the Public Sector." Public Money and Management (1997). (Co-authored with Christopher Hood and Hellmut Wollmann.)
"Escaping the Joint Decision Trap: Policy Segmentation and Iterative Games in the European Union." West European Politics (April 1997) 20, 22-36.
The Future of Governing: Four Emerging Models. University of Kansas Press, 1996.
The Politics of Bureaucracy: A Comparative Perspective, 4th ed. Longmans, 1995.
Other faculty and professional positions:
Research Professor of the University Center for International Studies (UCIS).
Senior Fellow, Canadian Centre for Management Development.
Honorary Professor, City University of Hong Kong.