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POLS 465 Governance and Public Policy

This course covers basic concepts, analytical tools, theoretical approaches and empirical information in studying public policy and governance in comparative perspective. It studies causal theories of policy variation and policy change across different countries and policy sectors. By drawing on a sample of policy areas, the course examines policy, politics and polity-level variables in phases of policy cycle. It traces emergence of 'governance' as distinctive mode of policymaking emphasizing sharing of competences among different public and private actors. It contextualizes policy variation and change by studying impact of domestic, regional and global interactions. Credit units: 3 ECTS Credit units: 5.

Autumn Semester (Onur Özgöde)

Spring Semester (Hasan Tolga Bölükbaşı)

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