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 *this* close to finishing the 2nd edition of Understanding Public Policy so, of course, I'm doing something other than just finishing it. Has anyone hummed and hawed about these long summaries versus much shorter bullet points? I like this format for students but not sure. pic.twitter.com/nE6O6bL2zd
These posts introduce you to key concepts in the study of public policy. They are all designed to turn a complex policymaking world into something simple enough to understand. Some of them focus on small parts of the system. Others present ambitious ways to explain the system as a whole. The wide range of concepts should give you a sense of a variety of studies out there, but my aim is to show you that these studies have common themes.