C. Borchel and H.M. Bochel
London: Palgrave, 2004
Under New Labour there have been a number of new developments in the mechanisms for making and implementing social policy that may be as influential as changes in social policies themselves. Devolution, 'modernisation', reform of the public services, emphasis on public participation and on 'what works' in the delivery of welfare are all impacting on and shaping social policy. Combining coverage of theoretical perspectives with discussion of institutional change, this book provides an examination of the policy process and social policy, from agenda-setting to implementation and evaluation.