Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL2102: Explaining Public Policies

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 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.

Indicative Reading List:

Dunlop, C.A., Radaelli, C.M. and Trein, J.P. (2018) (eds) (under contract) Learning in Public Policy: Analysis, Modes and Outcomes,Palgrave

Freeman, R.B. and Sturdy, S. (eds) (2014) Knowledge in Policy: Embodied, Inscribed, Enacted Bristol: Policy Press.

George, A.L. and Bennett, A. (2004) Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences London: MIT Press.

Howlett, M., Wu, X. and Ramesh, M. (2017) (eds) Policy Capacity and Governance: Assessing Governmental Competences and Capabilities in Theory and Practice Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Jenkins-Smith, H.C. (1990) Democratic Politics and Policy Analysis. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.

Jones, B.D. (2001) Politics and the Architecture of Choice. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Jones, M.D., McBeth, M.K. and Shanahan, E.A. (2014) (eds) The Science of Stories: Applications of the Narrative Policy Framework in Public Policy Analysis Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Lindblom, C.E. (1965) The Intelligence of Democracy New York, NY: The Free Press.

Parsons, Wayne. 1995. Public Policy: An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Policy Analysis. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Pierson, P. (2004) Politics in Time Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Schattschneider, E.E. (1960) The Semi-Sovereign People New York, NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston

Schneider, A. L. and Ingram, H.M. (1997) Policy Design for Democracy Lawrence, KA: University Press of Kansas

Weible, C.M. and Sabatier, P.A. (eds) (2017) Theories of The Policy Process, Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Yanow, D. (1996) How Does A Policy Mean? Georgetown University Press.

Zahariadis, N. (2016) Handbook of Public Policy Agenda Setting. Edward Elgar.


Journals: Comparative Politics; Environmental Politics; Environmental Values; European Journal of Public Policy; Governance; Health, Risk and Society; Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management; Journal of European Public Policy; Journal of Policy Analysis and Management; Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (J-PART); Journal of Public Policy; Policy and Politics; Policy Sciences; Policy Studies; Policy Studies Journal; Public Administration; Public Administration Review; Public Policy and Administration; Review of Policy Research; Risk Analysis; Risk and Regulation; Risk, Decision and Policy; Science and Public Policy