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Policy Making in Britain

2nd Edition

An Introduction

Peter Dorey
eISBN-13: 9781473905078

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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.

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ISBNs 9781849208482, 9781849208482, 9781473905078, 1473905079
Language English
Number of Pages 344
Edition 2nd