Book News: February 21st, 2002

By H K Colebatch.This book sets out to answer questions about why policy has become so important, why there is a gap between policy promises and outcomes and how people can have an impact on policy. It provides a sharp critical analysis, exploring power, decision making, and the implications for policy. It is a book about policy as a concept – not what governments do in any particular field. The author addresses the fundamental questions about the place of policy in governing: who makes the policy? where? why? what has been written about it?

Published by Open University Press 160 pages. 0 335 209718. 12 pounds 99p.