Right now, this page contains blog posts and podcasts on the theme of policy and policymaking in the UK (for my old – 2016 – POLU9UK undergraduate course). Eventually, it will contain draft chapters of a book that I am co-authoring with Dr Sean Kippin. Right now, some old versions of my single-author chapters are at the end of the page, but they are part of a book that was never written. We should manage this time if everyone promises that not much else will change in British Politics before 2022.
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.