Policymaking

Course Code :2350PSWBVO
Study domain:Social work
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:45
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Edwin Wouters

3. Course contents *

The course module Policy making has a clear aim: to equip students with the methodological insights and tools required to analyze public policy. In a first section, students get acquainted with the most relevant contemporary theoretical perspectives on public policy making. In a second section, students learn a simple framework which enables them to gain insight into the processes of policy making. In a third section, students apply this framewok in a research paper on a Flemish policy plan in the social work sector. The link with the reality of policy making is established through guest lectures.