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Theories and Traditions in Public Policy (PO977)

Public Policy has undergone rapid transformations as a field of study over the past two decades. Once seen as the preserve of national and local governments, nowadays we also talk of policy made by networks of ‘governance’ that transcend national borders, government departments and traditional hierarchies, let alone the larger scale forces that constrain and drive policy. This module introduces students to the interdisciplinary field of policy studies, which is fundamentally oriented towards practical application and policy analysis.