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Understanding the policy process


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Introduction: what is policy analysis? Part One: Macro-level Analysis: Globalisation; Political economy; The post-industrial economy; Technological change; Structures of power; Part Two: Meso-level Analysis: The changing nature of governance; Policy networks; Institutions; Policy transfer; Part Three: Micro-level Analysis: Decision making and personality; Implementation and delivery; Evaluation and evidence; Conclusions: policy analysis and welfare states.

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John Hudson and Stuart Lowe are both political scientists who teach and research in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of York, UK.


"This is an exciting and innovative textbook on welfare policy making... introducing students of social policy to a wealth of perspectives and literature not often brought together in an introductory book... an outstanding text." British Journal of Social Work, review of 1st edition

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