The Public Policy Process is essential reading for anyone trying to understand the process by which public policy is made. It provides a stimulating and accessible read that clarifies the complexities and diversities of a difficult subject.
In its new edition this book demonstrates how any attempt to influence the policy process needs to be grounded in an understanding of how policy is made. It covers both the theoretical and practical aspects of the process, allowing students to see the importance of the relationship between them. It also examines the role of the people and organisations involved in the process.
This text is suitable for undergraduate courses in policy.
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 fifth edition, The Public Policy Process provides
• Clear, diagrammatic representation demonstrating what is required in the study of public policy
• A wider discussion on the integration of theory, practice and approach
• More detailed coverage of agenda setting and formulation
• A new chapter on Policy Evaluation.
Michael Hill is a retired Professor of Social Policy at the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. He continues to research and teach social and public policy, and also has part-time posts at Queen Mary College in London and at the University of Brighton. He has written extensively on policy implementation, British social policy and comparative social policy.