Shaping health policy: Case study methods and analysis

January 4, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Shaping health policy

Author/ Editor(s): Mark Exworthy, Stephen Peckham, Martin Powell, Alison Hann

Published by Policy Press, October 2011

“This impressive collection of case studies documenting many of the key developments in UK health policy over recent decades has been compiled by a distinguished group of analysts. It is to be greatly welcomed for the fascinating insights it provides.” David Hunter, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Durham University

“This book presents an impressive collection of case studies that shed light on health policy processes and issues. Written by expert contributors from the field, it will be particularly useful to students and lecturers in health policy.” Rob Baggott, De Montfort University

About this book

This collection examines the role that case-studies play in understanding and explaining British health policy. Overall, the chapters cover the key health policy literatures in terms of the policy process, analytical frameworks and some of the seminal moments of the NHS. They have been written by leading health policy researchers in sociology, social policy, management and organisation studies. The collection explores and promotes the case-study as an under-used method and thereby encourages a more reflective approach to policy learning by practitioners and academics. The book will appeal to under-graduates, post-graduates and academics in social policy, public management and health services research.

Author Biography

Mark Exworthy is Professor of Health Policy and Management, School of Management, Royal Holloway-University of London. Stephen Peckham is a Reader in Health Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Martin Powell is Professor of Health and Social Policy at the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham. Alison Hann is a lecturer in public health and health policy studies at Swansea University


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