Public policymaking relies on organisations, which perform different roles. On the one hand, ministries and central agencies make the policies by drafting bills, negotiating with interest groups or designing regulations. On the other hand, public agencies, private sector organisations and NGOs deliver public services and implement public policies. This course is about the design and operation of these organisations that matter for public policy. The course introduces concepts that:
? Help students understand how these organisations shape the design and implementation of public policies and how they can, in turn, be ‘governed.’
? Engage with controversies regarding the design and operation of public organisations, such as the (dis)advantages of using market-type mechanisms to govern public services.
This course is for 1st year MPP students only.