Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL1044: Introduction to Public Policy

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Indicative Reading List:

Baumgartner, F.R. and Jones, B.D. (1993) Agendas and Instability in American Politics, Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Birkland, T.A. (2005) An Introduction to the Policy Process, 2nd edn, M.E. Sharpe.

Brik, A.B. and Pal, L.A. (2021) The Future of the Policy Sciences Cheltenham: Edward Elgar

Buonanno, L. and N. Zahariadis (eds) (2017) The Routledge Handbook of European Public Policy London: Taylor & Francis

Cairney, P. (2020) Theories of Public Policy 2nd edn Palgrave.

Dorey, P. (2014) Policy Making in Britain, Sage.

Dunn, W. (2007) Public Policy Analysis: An Introduction, 2nd edn, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Fischer, F. (2003) Reframing Public Policy, Oxford University Press.

Hill, M. (ed) (2009) The Policy Process: A Reader, 5th edn, London: Longman.

Hill, M. and Hupe, P. (2009) Implementing Public Policy, 2nd edn, Sage.

Hogwood, B.W. and Gunn, L. (1984) Policy Analysis for the Real World, Oxford University Press.

Howlett, M. et al (2012) Routledge Handbook of Public Policy, Routledge.

Howlett, M., Ramesh, M. and Perl, A. (2009) Studying Public Policy: Policy Cycles and Policy Subsystem, 3rd edn, Oxford University Press.

Howlett, M., Wu, X. and Ramesh, M. (eds) (2017) Policy Capacity and Governance: Assessing Governmental Competences and Capabilities in Theory and Practice Basingstoke: Palgrave.

John, P. (2000) Analysing Public Policy, London, Pinter.

Jones, B.D. and Baumgartner, F.R. (2005) The Politics of Attention Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Knill, C. and Tosun, J. (2020) Public Policy: A New Introduction 2nd edn Palgrave

Moran, M., Rein, M. and Goodin, R.A. (2008) The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy, Oxford University Press.

Parsons, W. (1995) Public Policy, London: Edward Elgar.

Richards, D. and Smith, M. (2002) Governance and Public Policy in the UK, Oxford.

Stone, D. (2012) Policy Paradox: The Art of Political Decision-Making, 3rd edn W.W. Norton and Co.

Weible, C.M. and Sabatier, P.A. (eds) (2007/2017) Theories of The Policy Process, Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Zahariadis, N. (ed) (2016) Handbook of Public Policy Agenda-Setting Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Journals: Comparative PoliticsEnvironmental PoliticsEnvironmental Values European Journal of Public Policy; GovernanceHealth, Risk and SocietyJournal of Contingencies and Crisis ManagementJournal of European Public Policy; Journal of Policy Analysis and ManagementJournal of Public Administration Research and Theory (J-PART)Journal of Public PolicyPolicy and PoliticsPolicy SciencesPolicy Studies; Policy Studies JournalPublic AdministrationPublic Administration ReviewPublic Policy and AdministrationReview of Policy ResearchRisk AnalysisRisk and Regulation; Risk, Decision and PolicyScience and Public Policy