Principles of Public Policy Administration

3 credits


Public Affairs
Truman School of Public Affairs

This course introduces students to the basics of public administration and policy implementation. It focuses on what happens after public policy is passed. Students will learn how actors within and outside of government influence the administrative aspects of public policy, what motivates and influences the decision making of the individuals within the administrative state, and how non-government organizations are often tasked with administering public services. By the end of the course, students will be able to understand what makes for successful or unsuccessful implementation of public policy by public (and non-government) organizations. Graded on A-F basis only.