This book draws on the latest social science to explain how and why social policy change occurs. Built on core concepts of policy analysis, it offers a robust framework for understanding policy change that can be applied to any aspect of welfare or social policy. Unlike most work in this field, the book deftly mixes theory and practice—even including discussions of key theorists. This third edition brings the book fully up to date and will ensure that it remains the standard textbook in the field for years to come.
"I think it is the best book of its kind available for students, and I would not hesitate to recommend it." Ian Greener in Journal of Social Policy "An excellent overview - clear and well-written" Sevasti-Melissa Nolas, University of Sussex
Introduction: what is policy analysis?; Part I: Macro-Level Analysis; Globalisation; The Informational Network Society; Political Economy; New Social Risks; Part II: Meso-Level Analysis; Governance; Structures of Power & Policy Networks; Path Dependency: The Often Longue Duree of Policy; The Institutions of Government; Policy Transfer Networks; Part III: Micro-Level Analysis; Street Level Bureaucrats; Decision Making, Leadership & Personality; Policy Makers and Policy Learning; Conclusions.
Series: Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 19th June 2019
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 17.15
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: New edition