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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Public Policy

A New Introduction

ISBN 9780230278387
Publication Date June 2012
Formats Hardcover Ebook Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

A major new introduction to the theories and methods of public policy analysis and the changing nature of the policy process. Comprehensive, up-to-date and truly international in scope, it provides accessible yet sophisticated coverage of the field taking full account of global and multilevel dimensions.

CHRISTOPH KNILL Chair of Comparative Public Policy and Administration at the University of Konstanz, Germany.
JALE TOSUN Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz, Germany.

Introduction
The Nature of Public Policies
The Context for Policy Making: Central Institutions and Actors
Theoretical Approaches to Policy Making
Problem Definition and Agenda Setting
Decision Making
Implementation
Evaluation
Governance: A Synoptic Perspective On Policy Making
Public Policies Beyond the Nation-State
Policy Change and Policy Convergence
Conclusions: Future Challenges for Public Policy Analysis

Reviews

Christoph Knill and Jale Tosun have written an excellent primer for public policy analysis that also displays a keen appreciation of how policy problems are handled differently across countries. This will become a standard text.' – Robert Henry Cox, University of Oklahoma, USA
'Addressing fundamental issues in policy analysis as well as the process of making policies, this extremely thorough and useful text is an excellent introduction for students from which professionals in the field can learn a good deal as well.' - B. Guy Peters, University of Pittsburgh, USA
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