Policy professionals

Course Code :2200FSWPPR
Study domain:Political Sciences
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:24
Credits:3
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Wouter Van Dooren

3. Course contents *

Many graduates of a master of political science will have a career as a policy professionals: working as political advisor, civil servant or consultant or policy analyst. Policy professionals  can have a considerable impact on policy decisions. When preparing political decisions, for example, they determine the menu of choice. When implementing political decisions, they can use front-line discretion to align these decisions with their preferences. In this course, we study the role of policy professionals in political-decision making. We will discuss what the goals of public policy are; how problems are defined; and how soultions are crafted.