Making and managing public policy

Karen Johnston, Duncan McTavish

Research output: Book/ReportBook


Understanding how public policy is made and managed is a key component in studying the disciplines of public management and administration. Such are the complexities associated with this topic, a deeper understanding is vital to ensure that practising public managers excel in their roles.

This textbook synthesizes the key theories, providing a contemporary understanding of public policy and how it relates to private and other sectors. It integrates this with the management and implementation of public policy, including outlines of organizations, practices and instruments used.

Pedagogical features include chapter synopses, learning objectives, boxed international cases and vignettes and further reading suggestions. This useful, concise textbook will be required reading for public management students and all those interested in public policy.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages304
ISBN (Print)978-0415679947
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2014


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