Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3178: Policy Analysis for the Real World

This module descriptor refers to the 2015/6 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.

Bardach, E. (2008) A Practical Guide for Policy Analysis: The Eightfold Path to More Effective Problem Solving, 3rd edn CQ Press.

Benington, J. and Moore, M. (2010) Public Value: Theory and Practice, Palgrave.

Blochel, H. and Duncan, S. (eds) (2007) Making Policy in Theory and Practice Polity Press.

Blond, P. (2010) Red Tory: How Left and Right have Broken Britain and How we can Fix It, Faber and Faber.

Dunsire, A. and Hood, C. (2010) Cutback Management in Public Bureaucracies: Popular Theories and Observed Outcomes in Whitehall, Cambridge University Press.

Graham, J.D., Wiener, J.B. (1995). Risk vs. Risk. Tradeoffs in Protecting Health and the Environment. Cambridge MA., Harvard University Press.

Hogwood, B.W. and Gunn, L. (1984) Policy Analysis for the Real World, Oxford University Press.

Hood, C. (1998) The Art of the State, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Howlett, M. (2011) Designing Public Policies Routledge.

John, P. (2011) Making Policy Work, Routledge

Le Grand, J. (2007) The Other Invisible Hand: Delivering Public Services through Choice and Competition, Princeton University Press.

Moore, M. (1997) Creating Public Value: Strategic Management in Government, Cambridge MA., Harvard University Press.

Newman, J.E. and Clarke, J. (2009) Publics, Politics and Power: Remaking the Public in Public Services, Sage.

Osborne, S.P. (ed) (2009) The New Public Governance, Routledge

Pal, L. And Weaver, K. (2003) The Government Taketh Away: The Politics of Pain in the United States and Canada, Georgetown University Press.

Quirk, B. (2011) Reimagining Government, Palgrave.

Seddon, J. (2008) Systems Thinking in the Public Sector: The Failure of the Reform Regime.... and a Manifesto for a Better Way, Triarchy Press.

Smith, C.F. (2009) Writing Public Policy: A Practical Guide to Communicating in the Policy-Making Process, Oxford University Press.

Weimer, D. and Vining, A.R. (2004) Policy Analysis: Concepts and Practice, Longman.