88:575 Public Policy making [Ashton]

Prerequisite: Admission to GDR or MRD or permission of Instructor.

This course provides a critical overview of the theory and practice of public policy making with particular emphasis on the Canadian rural context. Students learn models and approaches to policy development, and how stakeholders, communities, and institutions shape the policy process. The course consists of a combination of lectures, seminar discussions, and presentations from policy practitioners. Throughout the course, materials and presentations will draw from academic sources, as well as recent policy deliberations with application to rural communities and economies.

3 lecture hours per week, one term.

Instructor: William Ashton