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Public Policy Primer : Managing the Policy Process (Paperback) (Xun Wu & M. Ramesh & Michael Howlett &
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Fully revised for a 2nd edition, this essential guide provides a concise and accessible overview of the entire policy cycle taking the reader through the various stages of agenda setting, policy formulation, decision making, policy implementation and policy evaluation.
It provides an introduction to the key policy functions, the challenges they entail, and how the challenges may be addressed by public officials. Written from a comparative perspective, the authors include examples from a diverse range of countries at different stages of development, highlighting key principles and practices through which officials can effectively manage their policy processes and outcomes.
Key features of the second edition:
- fully updated and revised throughout
- expanded references and further reading
- more guidance towards understanding the key concepts
This important tool offers students of public policy and policy practitioners guidance on how to make, implement and evaluate public policies in ways that improve citizens' lives.