Atlas101 Policy Analysis and Process
… one of the core Atlas Courses
Atlas course syllabus
This course covers the concepts and techniques of policy analysis and processes associated with policy making.
On successful completion of this course students will have the skills and knowledge to utilize the concepts enumerated below and be able to understand and describe the theories and principles in the normed topics below.
The topics are normed in having a volume of content capable of being taught in one course-week of instruction − nominally 3 hours of in-class work and 7 hours of outside-class reading.
- The Study of Policy Analysis and Process
- Interests and the Policy Process
- Institutions and the Policy Process
- Ideas and the Policy Process
- Problem Definition and Agenda Setting
- Policy Instruments and Design
- Models of Decision Making
- Evidence and Decision Making
- Implementation and the Policy Cycle
- Evaluation and the Policy Cycle
- The Meaning of Strategy in Public Management
- Policy Analysis Terms and Techniques
Like other normed topics on the Atlas, each of these has a topic description, links to core concepts relevant to the topic, learning outcomes, a reading list drawn from available course syllabi, and a series of assessment questions.
Concepts to be learned [INCOMPLETE]
Courses reviewed for topics and readings
Page created by: Ian Clark, last updated 17 September 2017.
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