Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Formerly the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

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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.

International Policy Studies
International Policy Studies
Intl Policy & Management
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Spring 2015 - MIIS

IPSG8501A-S15 Lecture (Laurance)

Fall 2014 - MIIS

IPSG8501A-F14 Lecture (Laurance)

Spring 2014 - MIIS

IPSG8501A-S14 Lecture (Murphy)

Fall 2013 - MIIS

IPSG8501A-F13 Lecture (Dayton-Johnson)
IPSG8501B-F13 Lecture (Joshi)