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  1. LibGuides: online library support and resources for your subject 1 item
  2. Reading 13 items
    1. You are required to prepare for the seminar sessions, whether or not partaking in a presentation, by reading at least three sources. You are strongly advised to look at a selection of the readings marked as 'further readings' as well as the recommended texts.       

    2. You will find that either of the following texts will be of use to you on this module on more than one occasion:

    3. Studying Public Policy: Policy Cycles and Policy Subsystems - Michael Howlett, M. Ramesh, Anthony Perl 2009

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    4. These are key texts, reading of one is a necessary but not sufficient condition for satisfactory performance (i.e. read this and other readings for each topic you cover).

    5. The following additional books will also be useful: 6 items
      1. Routledge Handbook of Public Policy - Eduardo Araral, Scott Fritzen, Michael Howlett, M. Ramesh 2012 (electronic resource)

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      2. Public Policy Analysis: An Introduction - William N. Dunn c2012 (electronic resource)

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      3. The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy - Michael Moran, Martin Rein, Robert E. Goodin 2010 (electronic resource)

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      4. Public Policy: A New Introduction - Christoph Knill, Jale Tosun 2012

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      5. Public Policy: An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Policy Analysis - D. W. Parsons 1996

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    6.  

      Much of the material we cover in this module can be accessed through textbooks; however, you should begin to familiarize yourself with Journal articles. Journals can be accessed and read online at http://www.exeter.ac.uk/library/.

       

      A useful resource for conducting research is the Web of Science. This allows you to conduct searches of all the major academic journals. You can find details of the Web of Science at:

  3. Section 1: Introduction to Policy Studies 13 items
    1. Tutorial 1, Week 3: What is Public Policy: Introduction and Presentation Allocation 13 items
      For those who want some background reading, please see the lists below.
      1. Compulsory Reading 3 items
        1. Understanding Public Policy: Theories and Issues - Paul Cairney 2012 (electronic resource)

          Book  Read Chapters 1 and 2.

        2. OR

        3. Studying Public Policy: Policy Cycles and Policy Subsystems - Michael Howlett, M. Ramesh, Anthony Perl 2009

          Book  Read Chapters 1, 2 and 5.

      2. Additional Reading 10 items
        1. The Policy Process in the Modern Capitalist State - Christopher Ham, Michael Hill 1993

          Book  Read Chapter 1 - scan provided via 'Online Resource' button.

        2. Policy Analysis for the Real World - Brian W. Hogwood, Lewis A. Gunn 1984

          Book  Read Chapter 1.

        3. The Policy Process: A Reader - Michael Hill 1997 (electronic resource)

          Book  Read Minogue, K., ‘Theory and Practice in Public Policy and Administration’.

  4. Section 2: Policy Formulation 252 items
    1. Tutorial 2, Week 4: Who are the Policy Actors? Networks, Ideas and Elites 36 items
      1. Compulsory Readings 3 items
        1. Understanding Public Policy: Theories and Issues - Paul Cairney 2012 (electronic resource)

          Book  Read Chapter 10.

        2. OR

        3. Studying Public Policy: Policy Cycles and Policy Subsystems - Michael Howlett, M. Ramesh, Anthony Perl 2009

          Book  Read Chapter 3.

      2. It would be advantageous to read at least ONE from the lists below:

      3. Policy Networks 15 items
        1. The Public Policy Process - Michael James Hill 2013 (electronic resource)

          Book  Read Chapter 1 - 'Studying the Policy Process'

        2. Theories of the Policy Process - Christopher M. Weible, Paul A. Sabatier (eds) 2018 (electronic resource)

          Book  Read Chapters 1 & 2.

      4. Advocacy Coalitions 6 items
        1. Theories of the Policy Process - Paul Sabatier, Christopher Weible 2014 (electronic resource)

          Book  Read chapter: Sabatier, P. A., 1999, 'The Need for Better Theories'.

      5. Epistemic Communities 6 items
      6. Celebrities 5 items
        1. Celebrity Politics - Mark Wheeler 2013

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    2. Tutorial 3, Week 5: Citizen Attention and Issue Definition 21 items
      1. Compulsory Reading 3 items
        1. Studying Public Policy: Policy Cycles and Policy Subsystems - Michael Howlett, M. Ramesh, Anthony Perl 2009

          Book  Read pp. 92-99.

      2. It would be advantageous to read at least ONE from the lists below: 18 items
        1. Political Power: A Reader in Theory and Research - Roderick Bell, David V. Edwards, R.Harrison Wagner 1969

          Book  See article above: 'The Two Faces of Power' also in this book.

        2. The Public Policy Process - Michael James Hill 2013 (electronic resource)

          Book  Read Chapters 2 and 3.

        3. The Politics of Problem Definition: Shaping the Policy Agenda - David A. Rochefort, Roger W. Cobb 1994

          Book  Read Sharp, E. B., 1994, 'Paradoxes of national antidrug policymaking'. Unable to provide scan due to copyright restrictions.

    3. Tutorial 4, Week 6: Government Attention and Agenda-Setting 20 items
      1. Compulsory Reading 2 items
        1. 'Comparative studies of policy agendas' [in] Journal of European Public Policy - Frank R. Baumgartner, Christoffer Green-Pedersen, Bryan D. Jones 2006

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        2. Understanding Public Policy: Theories and Issues - Paul Cairney 2012 (electronic resource)

          Book  Read Chapter 9.

      2. It would be advantageous to read at least ONE from the lists below: 18 items
        1. Agendas and Instability in American Politics - Frank R. Baumgartner, Bryan D. Jones 2009

          Book  2nd edition

        2. 'Punctuated Equilibrium in Comparative Perspective' [in] American Journal of Political Science - Frank R. Baumgartner, Christian Breunig, Christoffer Green-Pedersen, Bryan D. Jones 2009

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        3. The Public Policy Process - M. J. Hill 2009

          Book  Print copy. 5th edition. Read Chapter 8.

        4. Public Policy: An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Policy Analysis - D. W. Parsons 1996

          Book  Read Sections 2.3 and 2.4.

        5. Theories of the Policy Process - Paul Sabatier, Christopher Weible 2014 (electronic resource)

          Book  Read True, J. L., Jones, B. D. & Baumgartner, F. R., 'Punctuated equilibrium theory: explaining stability and change in American policymaking'.

    4. Tutorial 5, Week 7: Policy as Rationality, Irrationality, Incrementalism and Mixed Scanning 28 items
      1. Compulsory Reading 3 items
        1. Understanding Public Policy: Theories and Issues - Paul Cairney 2012 (electronic resource)

          Book  Read Chapter 5.

        2. OR

        3. Studying Public Policy: Policy Cycles and Policy Subsystems - Michael Howlett, M. Ramesh, Anthony Perl 2009

          Book  Read Chapter 6.

      2. It would be advantageous to read at least ONE from the lists below: Incrementalism, Rationality and Mixed Scanning 17 items
        1. The Policy Process in the Modern Capitalist State - Christopher Ham, Michael Hill 1993

          Book  Read Chapter 5.

        2. Public Policy: An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Policy Analysis - D. W. Parsons 1996

          Book  Read Section 3.4.

      3. Garbage Can and Irrational Approaches 8 items
        1. A Behavioral Theory of the Firm - Richard M. Cyert, James G. March 1992

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        2. Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies - John W. Kingdon 2014 (electronic resource)

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        3. Ambiguity and Choice in Organizations - James G. March, Johan P. Olsen 1976

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    5. Tutorial 6, Week 9: Do Institutions Matter? 19 items
      1. Compulsory Reading 1 item
        1. Understanding Public Policy: Theories and Issues - Paul Cairney 2012 (electronic resource)

          Book  Read Chapter 4.

      2. It would be advantageous to read at least ONE from the lists below: 18 items
        1. The Policy Process in the Modern State - Michael Hill 1997

          Book  Read Chapter 7.

        2. The Public Policy Process - Michael J. Hill 2016 (electronic resource)

          Book  Read Chapter 4.

        3. Groupthink: Psychological Studies of Policy Decisions and Fiascoes - Irving L. Janis 1982

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        4. Analysing Public Policy - Peter John 2012 (electronic resource)

          Book  Read Chapter 3.

        5. Public Policy: An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Policy Analysis - D. W. Parsons 1996

          Book  Read section 3.6.

    6. Tutorial 7, Week 10: Cross-National Lesson Drawing, Policy Learning, Transfer and Global Public Policy 47 items
      1. Compulsory Reading 3 items
        1. Understanding Public Policy: Theories and Issues - Paul Cairney 2012 (electronic resource)

          Book  Read Chapter 12.

        2. OR

        3. Studying Public Policy: Policy Cycles and Policy Subsystems - Michael Howlett, M. Ramesh, Anthony Perl 2009

          Book  Read Chapter 8.

      2. It would be advantageous to read at least ONE from the lists below: 44 items
        1. Policy Transfer and Learning 26 items
          1. Making Policy Move: Towards a Politics of Translation and Assemblage - John Clarke, Dave Bainton, Noémi Lendvai, Paul Stubbs 2015

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        2. National Policy Styles and Globalization 18 items
          1. Comparative Public Policy: The Politics of Social Choice in Europe and America - Arnold Joseph Heidenheimer, Hugh Heclo, Carolyn Teich Adams 1983

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    7. Tutorial 8, Week 11: Policy in Time: Succession, Inheritance and Termination 81 items
      1. Compulsory Reading 2 items
        1. Studying Public Policy: Policy Cycles and Policy Subsystems - Michael Howlett, M. Ramesh, Anthony Perl 2009

          Book  Read pages 191-192

      2. It would be advantageous to read at least ONE from the lists below: 21 items
        1. Policy Inheritance and Succession 6 items
          1. Policy Dynamics - Brian W. Hogwood, B. Guy Peters 1983

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          2. Do Parties Make a Difference? - Richard Rose 1984

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        2. Policy Termination 15 items
          1. 'Policy dismantling' [in] Journal of European Public Policy - Andrew Jordan, Michael W. Bauer, Christoffer Green-Pedersen 2013

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          2. Public Policy: An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Policy Analysis - D. W. Parsons 1996

            Book  Read pages 570-579.

      3. Tutorial 9, Week 12: Policy Implementation and Evaluation 58 items
        1. Compulsory Reading 2 items
          1. Implementation 1 item
            1. Implementing Public Policy: Governance in Theory and Practice - Michael James Hill, Peter L. Hupe 2002 (electronic resource)

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          2. Evaluation 1 item
            1. Studying Public Policy: Policy Cycles and Policy Subsystems - Michael Howlett, M. Ramesh, Anthony Perl 2009

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        2. Additional Reading 28 items
          1. Top-Down / Bottom-Up Implementation Debate 16 items
            1. Public Policy-Making - James E. Anderson 1975

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            2. The Public Policy Process - M. J. Hill 2013 (electronic resource)

              Book  Read Chapter 10.

            3. Policy Analysis for the Real World - Brian W. Hogwood, Lewis A. Gunn 1984

              Book  Read Chapter 11.

            4. Studying Public Policy: Policy Cycles and Policy Subsystems - Michael Howlett, M. Ramesh, Anthony Perl 2009

              Book  Read Chapter 7.

            5. Public Policy: An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Policy Analysis - D. W. Parsons 1996

              Book  Read Section 4.3.

          2. Street-Level Bureaucracy 12 items
            1. Public Policy-Making - James E. Anderson 1975

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            2. The Policy Process in the Modern State - Michael Hill 1997

              Book  Read Chapter 9.

            3. From Crisis to Complacency?: Shaping Public Policy in Britain - Brian W. Hogwood 1987

              Book  Read Chapter 7: 'Implementation'.

            4. Studying Public Policy: Policy Cycles and Policy Subsystems - Michael Howlett, M. Ramesh, Anthony Perl 2009

              Book  Read Chapter 8: 'Policy Evaluation: Policy-Making as Learning'.

            5. Public Policy: An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Policy Analysis - D. W. Parsons 1996

              Book  Read Section 4.3.

        3. Policy Evaluation Additional Reading 28 items
          1. Evidence-Based Public Policy 5 items
          2. Policy Appraisal and Evaluation 20 items
            1. Public Policy in Britain - Martin Burch, Bruce Wood 1983

              Book  Read Chapter 8.

            2. The Public Policy Process - M. J. Hill 2013 (electronic resource)

              Book  Read Chapter 14.

            3. Studying Public Policy: Policy Cycles and Policy Subsystems - Michael Howlett, M. Ramesh, Anthony Perl 2009

              Book  Read Chapter 9.

            4. Public Policy: An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Policy Analysis - D. W. Parsons 1996

              Book  Read Section 4.5.

            5. Beyond Machiavelli: Policy Analysis Comes of Age - B. Radin 2000

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            6. The Tools of Policy Formulation - Andrew Jordan, John Turnpenny 2015

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          3. Policy Fiascoes and Disasters 3 items
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