Fall/Winter Timetable

POL474H1S L0101

Graduate Course Code: POL2317H1S L0101

Politics and Policy Analysis

Themes

This course will examine the field of policy analysis in modern liberal-democratic governments. We will examine different approaches, concepts, and theories of policy analysis to help us understand the core debates that have shaped its evolution and contemporary practice. We will examine recent developments such as the shift from ‘modern’ to ‘post-modern’ analytical techniques, and the ‘evidence-based’ policy movement. The various orientations and techniques surveyed will be further explored through discussion and debate centering on specific Canadian and international policy sectors and issues.

Texts

TBA

Format and Requirements

One two-hour seminar per week. Course requirements TBA.

Prerequisites

POL214Y1 or POL214Y5 or POLB50Y3 or POL224Y1 or POL317H1 or POL317Y1