Quick links to main pages
Public health, ‘prevention’, and early intervention policies
- Public health policy: blog posts, books, and articles
- ‘Prevention’ and ‘early intervention’ policy: blog posts, book, articles
Scottish politics and policy:
- blog posts on elections and the referendum
- posts, books and articles on Scottish politics and policymaking
- ‘lectures’ on Scottish politics and policymaking
UK politics and policymaking
draft book chapters and blog posts
More on the main sections
There is a separate 1000 words section in which I try to condense discussions of key policymaking concepts into an arbitrary-but-useful number of words. This is by far the most popular part of the site.
Books in development
I’m trying out the idea of pre-publication review, so there is a Politics of Evidence-based Policymaking page, with drafts of each chapter of the book., and Emily St Denny and I are writing a book on ‘prevention’ policy. There are two chapters of a book on UK policymaking, but I am making very slow progress!
Teaching and learning
I developed a blog-post-driven undergraduate course POLU9SP (if you are my student, we discuss these topics in lectures and tutorial), and I have a page with details of the new Master of Public Policy course at Stirling. Don’t be fooled by the term ‘Master’, which makes higher education sound like a men-only club – 100% of my first intake were women (no, I won’t tell you the n). You can also read a few posts on the PhD process.
The overall theme is comparative public policy – comparing policy theories, territories, policy areas/ issues and time periods.
If you really want to, you can see my ‘Green Access’ as a whole here and my Google Scholar page here, but I have tried to make my site more user friendly and put references to books/ articles/ posts where most appropriate. You can also find a decent list of my publications here.
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