This text was part of the required course materials for my Gender and Public Policy class in university. It was a mixed senior undergraduate & graduate seminar.
An absolutely brilliant textbook and the only qualm I have about it is that it is a bit dated, so an updated version would be nice but as many of the issues covered in the text are on-going, the discussion Bacchi presents is still pertinent. My professor supplemented the text with more recent journal articles, which made for an excellent combination.
Bacchi's What's the problem represented to be approach is useful to analysis of public policy in general, and more specifically to women & public policy. In this approach, she breaks down the different problem representations of policy issues, how these representations shape discourse, and the implications this has for potential policy solutions.
The book is broken into 2 parts: Part one going through traditional approaches to policy analysis and outlining how what's the problem approach is to be conducted; part two covers specific topics (pay equity, discrimination, education policy, childcare policy, abortion, domestic violence, and sexual harassment).