Public Policy: An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Policy Analysis
This textbook presents an up-to-date introduction to policy studies, and provides the theory and practice of public policy. Interdisciplinary and comparative in scope, it covers agenda formation and problem definition, policy making, implementation and evaluation.
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