Basic courses A: Policy Processes and Institutions Required Electives

Title 6. Policy Process and Negotiation
Held by the Graduate School of : Public Policy
Number : 5112191
Instructor AOKI Naomi
Schedule S2
/ Intensive course
Language English
Credit 2
Room TBA
Abstract How are public policies formulated and implemented? What actors are involved in the policy process, and at what stage and to what extent do they exert influence? How do policy processes differ across countries in different political, administrative, and institutional settings? This course introduces theories and cases to help students address these questions. It surveys seminal theories of policy processes, decision making, bureaucratic politics, and negotiation. Students learn about various modes of governance (i.e. bureaucracy, market-oriented government, collaborative governance, participatory governance, and adaptive governance), and about how they involve different types of actors, so that their influences and sources of policy ideas can differ substantially. The course combines lectures and discussions of cases from multiple countries and policy areas; for the latter, students are asked to critically assess pros and cons, and propose reforms or come up with strategies, acting as agents in the policy process.

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