Decision Making

  • Best, Joel. 2012. Damned Lies and Statistics: Untangling Numbers from the Media, Politicians, and Activists. Berkeley: University of California Press
  • Brest, Paul, and Linda Hamilton Krieger. 2010. Problem Solving, Decision Making, and Professional Judgment: A Guide for Lawyers and Policymakers. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Pullman, George. 2015. A Rulebook for Decision Making. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Stone, Deborah. 2012. Policy Paradox: The Art of Political Decision Making. New York: ‎W. W. Norton.
  • Stone, Deborah. 2021. Counting: How We Use Numbers to Decide What Matters. New York: Liveright.
  • Sunstein, Cass R. and Reid Hastie. 2015. Wiser: Getting Beyond Groupthink to Make Groups Smarter. Boston: ‎Harvard Business Review Press.
  • Ury, William. 2016. Getting to Yes with Yourself: How to Get What You Truly Want. New York: HarperOne.


  • Bemelmans-Videc, Marie-Louise, Ray C. Rist, and Evert Vedung, eds. 2003. Carrots, Sticks and Sermons: Policy Instruments and Their Evaluation. New York: Routledge.
  • Chow, Jack C. 2020. Strategic Policy Design: A Practitioner’s Guide to Statecraft. New York: Routledge.
  • Cooper, Phillip J. 2018. Policy Tools in Policy Design. Irvine: Melvin & Leigh.
  • Eliadis, Pearl, Margaret M. Hill and Michael Patrick Howlett. 2005. Designing Government: From Instruments to Governance. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.
  • Howlett, Michael. 2019. Designing Public Policies: Principles and Instruments. New York: Routledge.
  • Howlett, Michael. 2019. The Policy Design Primer: Choosing the Right Tools for the Job. New York: Routledge.
  • Howlett, Michael, and Ishani Mukherjee. 2018. Routledge Handbook of Policy Design. New York: Routledge.
  • Salamon, Lester M., ed. 2002. The Tools of Government: A Guide to the New Governance. New York: Oxford University Press.


  • Davies, Jack. 2007. Legislative Law and Process in a Nutshell. St. Paul: West Academic Publishing.
  • Dorsey, Tobias A. 2010. Legislative Drafter’s Deskbook: A Practical Guide. ‎Alexandria: TheCapitol.Net, Inc.
  • Eskridge Jr., William, James J. Brudney, and Josh Chafetz. 2021. Legislation and Statutory Interpretation. New York: Foundation Press.
  • Garner, Bryan A. 2016. Guidelines for Drafting and Editing Legislation. Dallas: RosePen Books.
  • Huefner, Steven. 2017. Legislation and Regulation in a Nutshell. St. Paul: West Academic Publishing.
  • Jellum, Linda D. 2020. Mastering Legislation, Regulation, and Statutory Interpretation. Durham: Carolina Academic Press.
  • Rynearson, Arthur J. 2013. Legislative Drafting Step-by-Step. Durham: Carolina Academic Press.
  • Strokoff, Sandra L., and Lawrence E. Filson. 2008. Legislative Drafter′s Desk Reference. Washington: CQ Press.


  • Carpenter, Susan L., and W. J. D. Kennedy. 2001. Managing Public Disputes: A Practical Guide for Professionals in Government, Business and Citizen’s Groups. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Fisher, Roger, and William Ury with Bruce Patton, ed. 2011. Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In. New York: Penguin Publishing Group.
  • Furlong, Gary T. 2020. The Conflict Resolution Toolbox: Models and Maps for Analyzing, Diagnosing, and Resolving Conflict. Hoboken: Wiley.
  • Gutmann, Amy, and Dennis Thompson. 2014. The Spirit of Compromise: Why Governing Demands It and Campaigning Undermines It. ‎Princeton: ‎Princeton University Press.
  • Mansbridge, Jane, and Cathie Jo Martin. 2015. Political Negotiation: A Handbook. Washington: Brookings Institution Press.
  • Mayer, Bernard. 2015. The Conflict Paradox: Seven Dilemmas at the Core of Disputes. Hoboken: Wiley.
  • Tsebelis, George. 2002. Veto Players: How Political Institutions Work. Princeton: Princeton University Press.


  • Barrilleaux, Charles, Christopher Reenock, and Mark A. Souva. 2017. Democratic Policymaking: An Analytic Approach. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Bekkers, Victor, Menno Fenger, and Peter Scholten. 2017. Public Policy in Action: Perspectives on the Policy Process. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Birkland, Thomas A. 2020. An Introduction to the Policy Process: Theories, Concepts, and Models of Public Policy Making. New York: Routledge.
  • Bogenschneider, Karen, and Thomas Corbett. 2021. Evidence-Based Policymaking: Envisioning a New Era of Theory, Research, and Practice. New York: ‎Routledge.
  • Cairney, Paul. 2019. Understanding Public Policy: Theories and Issues. London: ‎Red Globe Press.
  • Gerston, Larry N. 2010. Public Policy Making: Process and Principles. New York: Routledge.
  • Gerston, Larry N. 2022. Public Policymaking in a Democratic Society. New York: ‎Routledge.
  • Hill, Michael, and Frédéric Varone. 2021. The Public Policy Process. New York: Routledge.
  • Howlett, Michael, M. Ramesh, and Anthony Perl. 2020. Studying Public Policy: Principles and Processes. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Kamarck, Elaine C. 2013. How Change Happens – Or Doesn’t: The Politics of US Public Policy. Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
  • Kingdon, John W. 2010. Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies. Boston: Pearson.
  • Weible, Christopher M., and Paul A. Sabatier. 2018. Theories of the Policy Process. New York: Westview Press.
  • Smith, Kevin B., and Christopher W. Larimer, 2017. The Public Policy Theory Primer. New York: Routledge.
  • Wu, Xun, M. Ramesh, Michael Howlett, and Scott A. Fritzen. The Public Policy Primer: Managing the Policy Process. New York: Routledge.