Programme PGP Term V Academic Year 2021-22

Course title Public Policy Area Public Systems Group Credits 1.25

Prof. Ankur Sarin

Course Description & Objectives
The course will provide participants with concepts and methods to understand why public policy is formulated and implemented the way it is. The emphasis in this module of the course will therefore be on explanation and analysis and provide a strong theoretical grounding to students. The overall objective of the course is to conceptualize myriad challenges in public policy and construct socially sensitive and purposive policy frameworks.
Specific objectives are to:
● Understand the “State” as a policy actor
● Introduce participants to the policy process and the theoretical frameworks of public policy
● Understand and appreciate the role of “politics” in the policy process

The course will be conducted using a mix of cases, class discussions and movies