Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL1044: Introduction to Public Policy

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 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.

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

Cairney, P. (2011) Theories of Public Policy 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.

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

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. (2001) Policy Paradox: The Art of Political Decision-Making, W.W. Norton and Co.

Weible, C.M. and Sabatier, P.A. (eds) (20072017) Theories of The Policy Process, Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

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


Journals: Comparative Politics; Environmental Politics; Environmental Values; European Journal of Public Policy; Governance; Health, Risk and Society; Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management; Journal of European Public Policy; Journal of Policy Analysis and Management; Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (J-PART); Journal of Public Policy; Policy and Politics; Policy Sciences; Policy Studies; Policy Studies Journal; Public Administration; Public Administration Review; Public Policy and Administration; Review of Policy Research; Risk Analysis; Risk and Regulation; Risk, Decision and Policy; Science and Public Policy