The purpose of this seminar-based course is to examine critically the political-economic underpinnings of the development and implementation of science, technology and innovation (ST&I) policy. It provides an introduction to ST&I policy through an examination of ST&I policy ideas, institutions, instruments and interests. The emphasis will be on developing countries and emerging economies in particular, but will also draw from the Canadian experience.
This is a course in the Innovation, Science, and Environment (ISE) and International Development Concentrations of the M.A. program of the School of Public Policy and Administration. The course is also linked to the research program of the Carleton Research Unit in Innovation, Science and Environment (CRUISE). The course may also be taken as an optional policy seminar by students not in the ISE Concentration.
Source: Syllabus below downloaded from http://carleton.ca/sppa/academics/course-information/2013-winter-course-outlines/ (accessed 6 January 2014)