Faculty of Arts


POLICY 701

Policy Analysis and Evaluation


Description

What makes some government actions more effective than others? Who sets the policy agenda and who bears the costs of implementation? How neutral are analysts and the tools they use? These core questions set the foundation for POLICY 701.

The course provides participants with a solid practical and theoretical basis for public policy analysis. It examines criteria for effective policy as well as competing models of the policy process. Topics include: problem definition, policy briefs, ethics and public policy, reflexive policy-making, cost-benefit and impact analysis. 

It serves as both a BA Honours level course in Politics and International Relations and as a core course for the Master of Public Policy degree. As such, it will be useful for those considering a career in government or academic research as well as those interested in developing applied research skills for journalism or business.

Assessment

Coursework

Availability 2020

Semester 1

Lecturer(s)

Lecturer(s)  Tim Fadgen

Reading/Texts

Contemporary Policy Analysis (Michael Mintrom)

Points

POLICY 701: 15.0 points

Restrictions

POLITICS 748


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