PPOL-713-20 IMPLEMENTATION OF SOCIAL POLICY
Fall for 2009-2010
This course focuses on the implementation of social policy. Thus, the course will examine how social policies are delivered to citizens through a sometimes complex array of public, nonprofit and for-profit institutions. Further, it will discuss the increasingly diverse set of policy tools used by policymakers to address urgent social problems including: tax credits and deductions, vouchers, and contracting with nonprofit and for-profit organizations. As such, the course will provide students will a deeper understanding of the key institutions in social policy implementation and specific skills and knowledge of successful strategies to manage the implementation process to achieve important policy and management goals. Also, social policy implementation increasingly involves networking and collaborative governance. Consequently, students will learn important frameworks and tools to develop and sustain key networks in support of specific policy objectives. The course will also address the role of front-line workers and clients in the implementation process. The class will employ multiple learning formats including case discussion, selected reading from the policy implementation literature, and guest speakers from the local social policy community. (1.5 credits, 2nd module).
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