The Public Policy Process

7th Edition

Michael Hill, Michael Hill, Frédéric Varone

Published October 27, 2016
Textbook - 400 Pages - 3 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138909502 - CAT# Y186212

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The Public Policy Process is essential reading for anyone trying to understand the process by which public policy is made. Explaining clearly the importance of the relationship between theoretical and practical aspects of policy-making, the book gives a thorough overview of the people and organisations involved in the process.

Fully revised and updated for a 7th edition, The Public Policy Process provides:

  • Clear exploration, using many illustrations, of how policy is made and implemented.
  • A new chapter on comparative theory and methods.
  • New material on studying advocacy coalitions, policy changes, governance, and evaluation.
  • More European and international examples.


This edition appears at a time when its concern to emphasise the complex implications of modern ‘governance’, and the way in which the ultimate outcome of a new policy initiative will depend on policy formulation and implementation processes, is particularly relevant to the UK government’s efforts to leave the European Union.


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