Comparative Public Policy Analysis
The course explores policy variation between nations and groups of nations in such fields as health, education, urban policy, anti-corruption, etc. Besides, it focuses on examples of policy both from developing and developed nations in each policy area. In addition to policy-oriented materials, the course includes significant methodological component: it presents the students with a sufficient review of the comparative studies methodology in general and public policy comparative perspective in particular. Students are encouraged to develop and to demonstrate the ability to synthesize comparative frameworks and to apply them to certain policy areas across various countries. Special attention throughout the course is paid to policy implementation in the Russian Federation in comparative perspective.
Students are also encouraged to specialize in their studies: as one of the assignmnets they choose a particular case in one of the policy areas covered by the course, conduct a detailed research, prepare a report, and present the results during the seminars.
Lectures: 44 hours
Seminars: 12 hours
Forms of Control
Foundations of Public Policy
Global Political Economy
Global Actors in Public Policy