The module "The Politics of Public Policy" provides a comprehensive overview of the key players and institutions that shape the policy-making process. Students will study theories and evidence surrounding the creation of policies and delve into the intricacies of the policy cycle, exploring the impact of political actors, institutions, and strategies on the formation of public policy.
Through the examination of advocacy coalitions, policy networks, and the influence of ideas, beliefs, and interests, students will gain a deeper understanding of the relationships between state and private actors and the role of interest intermediation and lobbying in shaping public policy. The course also focuses on the interactions between legislative and executive branches of government, as well as the influence of international institutions and policy diffusion beyond the nation state. By the end of the course, students will have a well-rounded knowledge of the complex and dynamic politics of public policy.
- Module Supervisor: Philip Leifeld