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Policy in 500 words

Policy in 500 Words: what is public policy and why does it matter?

Policy in 500 Words: how much does policy change?

Policy in 500 Words: if the policy cycle does not exist, what do we do?

Policy in 500 Words: applying economics to politics

This is a new page on public policy. You can already enjoy my series of 1000 words posts which introduce and summarise policy theories and concepts.

The aim of this series is to focus more on getting you started with the study of public policy: why do these topics matter and why should you study them in more depth? If all goes well, they should overlap and complement the 1000 words series. I am not simply offering you the blog equivalent of 7-minute abs.

I’m doing this series to coincide with the publication of the 2nd edition of Understanding Public Policy. However, since it’s not due to be written until 2017, and published in 2018, and we’re not known for delivering books on time, please don’t expect too much too soon.

To be honest, I only put the page up just now because (1) I have the first post in mind and (2) I want to claim the 7-minute-abs joke analogy for a book that I’d like to write with Chris Weible (‘7 steps to influence the policy process’, to compete with Bardach’s Eightfold Path to More Effective Problem Solving).

Policy in 500 Words: what is public policy and why does it matter?

Policy in 500 Words: how much does policy change?

Policy in 500 Words: applying economics to politics

More to come …