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GRAD > PAF G > 642

Public Policy Analysis of Women's Issues: A Global Perspective

This course is designed to develop an understanding of the importance of research in policy development. Women will learn fundamental research concepts and principles and will become acquainted with significant case studies about policies affecting women. The course introduces women to the general methods used in formulating and analyzing policy and then gives them the opportunity to design and conduct independent research on a policy issues relevant to their home country. Topics in this course cover the history of policy analysis, theories of the policy process, the role of social construction, institutions, interests and values in policy, organizational theory and leadership, the determination of policy goals and objectives, and various analytical and empirical frameworks for analyzing policy and its implementation worldwide. We will use international case studies extensively in order to give student exposure the real-world policy issues. Case studies produce in-depth knowledge of a policy within a narrowly defined framework.

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