The Australian Policy Handbook
by Catherine Althaus, Peter Bridgman and Glyn Davis
Allen & Unwin, 1998, paperback, ISBN 9781741753318
Very Good Condition, cover slightly curved, minor edge and shelf wear
'Public policy permeates our lives. It is the stuff of government, the justification for taxes, the foundation of the laws that regulate our behaviour, the support for health, education and other social services. public policy gives us roads, railways and airports, drought relief, emergency services, industry and employment development, and natural resource management. While politicians make the decisions, public servants provide analysis and support for those choices.
The fourth edition of this widely used text is fully updated, and includes new material on evidence-based policy making, deliberative democracy and consultation processes, the media, community engagement and networks.'