Public Policy and Private Interest: Ideas, Self-Interest and Ethics in Public Policy

1st Edition

J.A. Chandler

Routledge
Published December 19, 2016
Textbook - 246 Pages - 8 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415558327 - CAT# Y104612
Series: Routledge Textbooks in Policy Studies

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Summary

Public Policy and Private Interest explains the complexities of the policy making process in a refreshingly clear way for students who are new to this subject. The key topics it explains are:

  • How policy originates, is refined, legitimised, implemented, evaluated and terminated in the forms of theoretical models of the policy process;
  • Which actors and institutions are most influential in determining the nature of policy;
  • The values that shape the policy agenda such as ideology, institutional self-interest and resource capabilities;
  • The outcome of policies, and why they succeed or fail;
  • The main policy theories including the very latest insights from network theory and post-modernism;
  • How national policy is influenced by globalization.

The text is fully illustrated throughout with a broad range of national and international case studies on subjects such as the banking crisis, the creation of unitary authorities and global environmental policy and regulation.

Combining both a clear summary of debates and theories in public policy and a new and original approach to the subject, this book is essential reading for students of public policy and policy analysis.

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