‘”Less is oftentimes more!” This new book by Guy Peters proves the point: it is a small but beautifully crafted book, which provides an excellent introduction to and survey of public policy. It should be required reading for students and practitioners alike.'
– Wayne Parsons, Wales Governance Centre, Cardiff University, UK
‘Guy Peters should be praised for placing design at the centre of the study of public policy. His clearly written book tells students and scholars exactly what they need to know and why it is so relevant.’
– Peter John, University College London, UK
‘Once again, Guy Peters provides a first rate explication of the themes, issues and innovative trends that define the rapidly expanding field of public policy, from the evolving concerns of agenda-setting and policy formulation to implementation and evaluation. But the discussion also introduces new and even more challenging topics such as policy success and failure. Those who wish to enter the field at either a fairly introductory or advanced level will do well to get their hands on this book.’
– Frank Fischer, Rutgers University, US