Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

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IPSG8501

Policy Analysis

This course introduces students to the theory and practice of policy analysis. Students will be introduced to the stages of the public policy process, including agenda setting, formulation, implementation, and evaluation. Students will also develop basic policy analysis skills, including problem structuring, stakeholder identification, summarization of current policy, development of policy options, elaboration of criteria for selection, and recommendation of course of action. These concepts are illustrated by examples policies that fall within students' range of interests. This course also introduces students to scientific methods that are used as a means for structuring policy inquiry. A series of research approaches and techniques are presented in the context of forecasting, monitoring, and evaluation for the analysis of domestic and international policies.

Subject:
International Policy Studies
Department:
International Policy Studies
Division:
Intl Policy & Management
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
DPPG8504 *
DPPG8500
DPPG8501
IPSG8501P
IPSG8504
IPOL8501

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