1. Introduction.- 2. The Nature of Public Policies.- 3. The Context for Policy Making: Central Institutions and Actors.- 4. Theoretical Approaches to Policy Making.- 5. Problem Definition and Agenda Setting.- 6. Decision-Making.- 7. Implementation.- 8. Evaluation.- 9. Governance: A Synoptic Perspective on Policy Making.- 10. Public Policies Beyond the Nation-State.- 11. Policy Change and Policy Convergence.- 12. Conclusions: Theoretical Insights and Practical Advice.
Prof. Dr. Christoph Knill is Professor of Politics and
Public Administration at the Geschwister Scholl Institute of
Political Science at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich,
Prof. Dr. Jale Tosun is Professor of Political Science at the Institute of Political Science at Heidelberg University, Germany, and a co-director of the Heidelberg Center for the Environment