POLS 4213 Comparative Public Administration and Policy 3/0/3

Prerequisite: POLS 1101and ( POLS 3201 or POLS 3401 )

This course is an introduction to Comparative Public Administration and Policy. Focusing primarily on democratic states, it explores recent innovation in public administration and policy evolution and transformation within the context of the modern welfare state. It examines the institutions and political setting in several countries, which will include both advanced industrial countries and developing nations, and addresses policy areas ranging from social welfare to environmental politics.