Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM014M: MPA Applied Studies

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 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.

Biddle, N. 2017. Mixed methods for Policy Evaluation. London: Sage. (video)

Bochel, H. & Duncan, S. (Eds). 2007. Making Policy in Theory and Practice. Bristol: Policy Press. Chapter 3 (Outward-looking Policy Making); Chapter 5 (Evidence-Based Policy Making), Chapter 9 (Policy Evaluation).

Bogenschneider, K. and Corbett, T. 2010. Evidence-Based Policymaking. London: Routledge, Chapter 1.

Chandler, J.A. 2014. Comparative Public Administration. London, Routledge.

Gupta, D. 2011. Analyzing Public Policy. 2nd Edition. Washington: Congressional Quarterly Press, Chapter 13.

Hadjiisky, M., Pal, L.A. Walker, C. 2017. Public Policy Transfer. Edward Elgar Publishing.

Kraft, M. and Furlong, S. 2013. Public Policy: Politics Analysis and Alternatives. Washington: Congressional Quarterly Press, Chapter 6.

Massey, A. 2009. ‘Policy Mimesis in the Context of Global Government’, Policy Studies, July 2009.

Nagel, S. 2002. Handbook of Public Policy Evaluation. London, Sage.

For the research report, the reading list will depend on the student’s topic, but will be guided by the module co-ordinator.