The Public Policy Process is essential reading for anyone trying to understand the process by which public policy is made. It provides a stimulating and accessible read that clarifies the complexities and diversities of a difficult subject. A fundamental revision of Michael Hill's earlier book The Policy Process in the Modern State, this book demonstrates how any attempt to influence the policy process needs to be grounded in an understanding of how policy is made. It covers both the theoretical and practical aspects of the process, allowing students to see the importance of the relationship between them. It also examines the role of the people and organisations involved in the process. This text is suitable for undergraduate courses in policy.