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Policy Making in Britain
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Policy Making in Britain
An Introduction

Second Edition


April 2014 | 344 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Introducing you to the public policy making process in Britain today, this book adopts an empirical approach to the study of policy making by relating theory to actual developments in Britain since the 1980s. It covers:
  • Ideas, Problem Definition, Issues and Agenda-Setting
  • Key Individuals
  • Key Institutions
  • Parliament and Public Policy Implementation
  • The shift from Government to Governance (including marketization, and devolution)
  • The increasing role of the private and voluntary sectors in policy delivery
  • Internationalisation and Europeanization of policies and policy making
  • Evaluation, audits and the New Public Management
Each chapter is enriched by recent real-life case studies and boxes illustrating key arguments, concepts and empirical developments. Taking into account the 2010 election and beyond, the book addresses current issues, developments and debates.

The result is a contemporary and engaging text that will be required reading for all students of British politics, public policy and public administration. 
 
Problem Definition and Policy Agendas
 
Policy Advocates: Political Parties, Think Tanks and Organized Interests
 
The Core Executive, Part One: The Individuals and their Policy Roles
 
The Core Executive, Part Two: The Institutions and the Policy Roles
 
Parliament and Public Policy
 
From Government to Governance
 
The Internationalization of Public Policy
 
Policy Implementation
 
Policy Evaluation

This is a useful text for helping students to understand policy in general and relate it to education policy

Ms Adeela Ahmed-Shafi
Institute , Gloucestershire University
May 12, 2014
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Key features

New to the Second Edition of Policy Making in Britain:

  • Updated to account for changes in British politics since the 2010 election
  • More of an emphasis on theory
  • More content on devolution and Europe, particularly in the new chapter 7 'The Internationalization of Policy'
  • A chapter on 'Policy Evaluation', covering the role of audits, evidence-based policy making and pilot schemes.
  • Updated to account for changes in British politics since the 2010 election
  • More of an emphasis on theory
  • More content on devolution and Europe, particularly in the new chapter 7 'The Internationalization of Policy'
  • A chapter on 'Policy Evaluation', covering the role of audits, evidence-based policy making and pilot schemes.

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