Fall/Winter Timetable

POL474H1S L0101

Graduate Course Code: POL2317H1S L0101

Politics and Policy Analysis


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.



Format and Requirements

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


POL214H1 or POL214Y1 or POL215H5 or POL216H5 or POL224H1 or POL224Y1 or POLB50Y3