Public Policy: A New Introduction

Paperback | June 5, 2012

byChristoph Knill, Jale Tosun

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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.

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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. 

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 9.2 × 6.2 × 0.83 inPublished:June 5, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230278396

ISBN - 13:9780230278394

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Table of Contents

IntroductionThe Nature of Public Policies The Context for Policy Making: Central Institutions and ActorsTheoretical Approaches to Policy MakingProblem Definition and Agenda SettingDecision MakingImplementationEvaluationGovernance: A Synoptic Perspective On Policy MakingPublic Policies Beyond the Nation-StatePolicy Change and Policy ConvergenceConclusions: Future Challenges for Public Policy Analysis

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'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