Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

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DPPG 8501

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:
Development Practice & Policy
Department:
Development Practice & Policy
Division:
Intl Policy & Management
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
DPPG 8504
DPPG 8500 *
IPSG 8501
IPSG 8501P
IPSG 8504
IPOL 8501

Sections

Spring 2017 - MIIS, MIIS Workshop

DPPG8501A-S17 Lecture (Levinger)

Spring 2016 - MIIS, MIIS Workshop

DPPG8501A-S16 Lecture (Spowart)