Implementing Public Policy: An Introduction to the Study of Operational Governance (Paperback)
This Second Edition of Michael Hill and Peter L. Hupe s popular textbook introduces students to the major themes in public policy implementation and relates them to contemporary developments in thinking about governance. Revised and updated, it includes a new chapter that covers the policy implementation initiatives introduced under the Blair governments in the UK.
The heart of the book develops a basic two-fold approach-firstly, to understand the processes of implementation and secondly, to address how these might be controlled and influenced. In light of the constantly changing nature of governance, the authors suggest strategies for the future management of public policy implementation and the development of research agendas.
Designed for an international audience, this is a core text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students studying or conducting research in public policy, social policy, public management, public administration, and governance.