The policy process does not run itself. At each stage, ministers, their staff, policy professionals and administrators are responsible for the sequence of actions required to move policy from ideas to implementation and beyond.
Those managing policy development must deal with inherent complexity, scarce resources and skills, time pressures and conflicting roles.
examines the importance of procedural integrity
examines ethical considerations in policy work
explores some of the management challenges in public policy and techniques available to meet them.