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Macmillan Higher Education

Public Policy

A New Introduction

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Palgrave

Pages: 376
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Textbooks in Policy Studies

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Paperback - 9780230278394

05 June 2012

$49.99

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Ebook - 9781137008008

26 April 2012

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Hardcover - 9780230278387

05 June 2012

$129.00

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In this major new text, Christoph Knill and Jale Tosun provide an engaging introduction to the theory and practice of public policy analysis and to the changing nature of the policy process. 

The book examines the key...

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In this major new text, Christoph Knill and Jale Tosun provide an engaging introduction to the theory and practice of public policy analysis and to the changing nature of the policy process. 

The book examines the key approaches and methods of public policy analysis and shows how these can inform public policy choices. It assesses the way various actors, interests and institutions affect each stage of the policy process – including agenda-setting, decision-making and implementation. The authors go on to explore core themes such as policy change over time and policy variation across countries and sectors. Diverse real-world examples – from alcohol control in Russia to environmental policy in Mexico – are included throughout to illustrate the international and multilevel dimensions of public policy.

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  • Provides a fully up-to-date, comprehensive introduction to the changing  nature of the policy process and the real world of policy 
  • Truly international in scope, taking full account of global and multilevel dimensions 

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.

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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.

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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.

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