This brief text traces the dynamics of the policy-making process,
such as the triggering of issue awareness and the implementation
process that translates policy into practice. It contains examples
from recent and historic cases of public policy-making.
Preface to the Third Edition 1. The Context of Public Policy 2. Triggering Mechanisms: Catalysts for Public Policies 3. The Public Agenda: Focal Point for Policy Decisions 4. The Policy Makers: Roles and Realities 5. Implementation: Converting Policy Commitments into Practice 6. Evaluation: Assessments and Directions 7. Public Policy Making in an Evolutionary Context Notes Index.