of Public Policy
Wednesday 6-10 pm, SemII A2109 4 credits
Office: LAB I, 3011
Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Undergraduates must have junior standing or above. Regularly enrolled graduate students have preference. 10338 (grad) and 10750 (undergrad) Enrollment: 25
This course acknowledges there is not a grand theory or design of policy formulation. Building on theoretical foundations that deconstruct common assumptions, we will examine how public policy is imagined, created, implemented and evaluated through exploring various policy arenas. Encouraging dialogue and web-based communication tools we will explore how public policy is analyzed and held accountable within the current cultural, social, economic and political environment. We will examine the roles of public administrators and public administration in the policy process and deconstruct/deterritorialize common assumptions and theories about politics and policy in order to reconstruct policy perspectives that are just, equitable, and democratic.
Clemons, Randall S. and Mark K. McBeth (2000). Public Policy Praxis - Theory and Pragmatism: A Case Approach. Prentice Hall; ISBN: 0130258822.
Fischer, Frank (May 2003) Reframing Public Policy: Discursive Politics and Deliberative Practices. Oxford University Press; ISBN: 019924264X
Heineman, Robert A., et. la. (2002). The World of the Policy Analyst, Chatham House Publishers, London; ISBN: 1-889119-35-0
Richard North (2003). Balance of Power, The
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