Queen's University - School of Policy Studies (SPS)
MPA 800: Governing Institutions
Description: Political institutions and processes of decision-making play a fundamental role in shaping policy outcomes. This course analyzes governing institutions and the processes of modern government as a means of sharpening our understanding of policy formulation and implementation. While the course pays particular attention to the Canadian experience, American comparisons are used to highlight important differences in the way our institutions function. The knowledge gained in this course should provide a basis for critically assessing political and administrative decision-making and policy outcomes.
A knowledgeable policy actor requires certain skills to be effective. This course is designed to help future policymakers and advisors acquire some of those skills. These include abilities: to work cooperatively and effectively with one’s peers; to communicate ideas clearly and succinctly in a public forum; to write efficiently and persuasively; to analyze and synthesize material; and to succeed in a professional environment.
Faculty: Kathy Brock (2012-13)
Source: Syllabus on this page, downloaded from http://www.queensu.ca/sps/publicadmin/mpa/courses/MPA800_F2012.pdf (accessed 3 February 2013, page no longer operative).
Teaching Topics Addressed in this Course, Organized by Public Policy and Management Subject
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