"The second edition of Implementing Public Policy builds on the extremely useful first edition, and is an excellent and timely contribution to the literature on implementation. This volume represents the most extensive and useful treatment of implementation available."
—B. Guy Peters, University of Pittsburgh
This Second Edition of Hill and Hupe's popular textbook introduces students to the major themes in the study of public policy implementation and relates them to contemporary developments in thinking about governance. Fully revised and updated, the book stresses the continuing importance of a focus on the implementation part of policy processes. Hill and Hupe suggest strategies for future research on implementation and identify modes of managing implementation as operational governance.
Designed for an international audience, this is a core text for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students studying or conducting research in public policy, social policy, public management, public administration, and governance.
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Michael Hill is Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and Visiting Professor at the Department of Politics, Queen Mary University of London, UK.
Peter Hupe teaches Public Administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. In 2007 he also was Visiting Professor at the Public Management Institute, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.
New to this edition:
- All chapters revised
- Addition of new theorists
- Increased use of studies as case material
- New sections on 'Key innovations in theory' and 'The future of Implementation Studies'