PACS 421: Public Policy Analysis

Public policy has implication for domestic peace and stability. The course focuses on “what governments do, why they do it and how they do it.” Students learn about different traditions, perspectives, problems and possibilities of public policy analysis. They learn about the system of governance and relevant policy actors, institutions and instruments involved in the public policy making. It discusses concepts and theories of public policy making and brings in some empirical examples of public policy undertaken by the Government of Bangladesh in order increase students’ practical knowledge about public policy.
The course covers the meaning, concepts and types of public policy, approaches to public policy and policy process; models of public policy; actors and institutions of public policy; agenda setting: models and actors, policy formulation, policy decision; models of policy…

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