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
Books published and in development
There is a Politics of Evidence-based Policymaking page, with a pre-publication draft of the book plus many posts and articles on this topic. Dr Emily St Denny and I are writing a book on ‘prevention’ policy. There is a nascent page on UK policymaking, but I am making very slow progress on that book (partly because the world is changing so quickly).
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 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. Everything is connected to this image of the policy process (which you can read about in 500 or 1000 Words):