Spring 2021 - POL 253 F200

Introduction to Public Policy (3)

Class Number: 5262

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Feb 24, 2021
    8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

    Apr 26, 2021
    11:59 PM – 11:59 PM
    TAKE HOME-EXAM, Burnaby

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Explores the political dimensions of public policy making in Canada. Reviews theories and techniques in policy analysis, and focuses on the contemporary dynamics of public policy in various economic and social sectors from the point of view of political ideas, interests, institutions, and decision-making. Breadth-Social Sciences.

COURSE DETAILS:

Ce cours est une introduction générale à l’étude de l’action publique et à l’analyse des politiques publiques. La première partie explore les fondements théoriques de cette discipline, le rôle des acteurs et des institutions dans la fabrique de l’action publique. Étudier l’action publique consiste à analyser les interactions et les interdépendances entre les autorités publiques (gouvernements, parlements, fonction publique, etc.) et les acteurs « privés » (entreprises, groupes d’intérêt, organismes de la société civile, citoyens, etc.) tout en reconnaissant la perméabilité de ces frontières. La deuxième partie est consacrée à l’analyse séquentielle des politiques publiques (construction des problèmes publics et mise à l’agenda, formulation, prise de décisions, mise en œuvre, évaluation, terminaison). Bien que ces séquences soient analysées séparément pour plus de lisibilité, nous verrons qu’elles sont loin d’être linéaires et indépendantes les unes des autres. Enfin, la troisième partie du cours s’intéresse aux échelles subnationales et supranationales de l’action publique ainsi qu’à la question du changement dans les politiques.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

  • Acquérir une meilleure compréhension de la fabrique de l’action publique ;
  • Se familiariser avec les concepts clés et les grandes théories de l’étude de l’action publique ;
  • Maîtriser les principales séquences des politiques publiques ;
  • Développer des capacités d’analyse et un esprit critique à partir de l’étude de la construction des problèmes publics.

Grading

  • Participation 10%
  • Travaux √©crits 40%
  • Examen mi-session 25%
  • Examen final (take home exam) 25%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Fourot, Aude-Claire, Léger Rémi, Cornut Jérémie et Nicolas Kenny (dir.) Le Canada dans le monde : Acteurs, Idées, Gouvernance, Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal.  

ISBN 9782760640238 | ISBN 9782760640245 (PDF) | ISBN 9782760640252 (EPUB)


Department Undergraduate Notes:

The Department of Political Science strictly enforces a policy on plagiarism.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2021

Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).