Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM706: Comparative Public Policy

This module descriptor refers to the 2008/9 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.

Ham and Hill, The Policy Process in the Modern Capitalist State (Prentice Hall/Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1997); Parsons, Public Policy, 1996, Edward Elgar; Weiss, The Myth of the Powerless State (Polity Press, 1998); C Hood, Explaining Economic Policy Reversals (Open University Press, 1994); Doern, and Wilks, Changing Regulatory Institutions in Britain and North America (University of Toronto Press, 1998); Pierson, Beyond The Welfare State (Polity Press, 1997); G Palast,, Democracy and Regulation (Pluto Press, 2003). The most relevant journals are Public Administration, Governance, Journal of Public Policy, Public Policy and Administration, Yale Journal on Regulation, and Policy and Politics.