Part of successful management is knowing how employees, managers, citizens, and other stakeholders think and feel about organizations in general, about particular policies, and about new initiatives and programs.
Diplomacy (using non-lethal means to manage interstate relations and foreign threats) and statecraft (managing state power to promote national interests) are the key tools by which a nation?s foreign policy is implemented.
Because law is one of the means through which policies are enacted, understanding the different structures of legal systems is a necessary for understanding policy promulgation in different country-contexts.
This class will focus on answering the question of what it takes to pass a major piece of legislation -- and what that answer says about the structure of American government and nature of U.S. politics.
This course examines U.S. social welfare programs and policies targeting the nonelderly poor, emphasizing what we know from social science research about the strengths and weaknesses and the intended and unintended effects of these policies.
The Integrated Policy Exercise provides students with a week long opportunity to work intensively on a policy issue. All students participate as part of a team representing different constituencies with an interest in the problem being studied.
This course serves as an introduction to qualitative methods for MPP/MPA students. We will examine a range of qualitative methodological approaches, with special emphasis on observational and interview-based research.
This course will introduce students to a range of communication strategies to move public policy forward in public policy areas from climate change to public education, health reform to anti-poverty efforts.