The Public Policy Process is essential reading for anyone trying to understand the process by which public policy is made. Explaining clearly the importance of the relationship between theoretical and practical aspects of policy-making, the book gives a thorough overview of the people and organisations involved in the process. Fully revised and updated for a sixth edition, The Public Policy Process provides: clear exploration, using many illustrations, of how policy is made and implemented. wider discussion and a new chapter on the notion that government is being replaced by governance. a new chapter on ways in which different policy issues can often generate rather different policy processesthan anticipated. Michael Hill is a retired Professor of Social Policy at the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.