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Political Foundations of Policy Analysis II PLCY 804 (5)

Building upon MPP 803, this course provides a detailed examination of the policy process รป the stages through which public policies are developed. The course outlines the nature of the policy cycle and examines the formal and informal institutions and rules that affect policy actors in their deliberations and decisions. Specific attention is paid to the nature of policy communities and policy networks in Canada and their impact upon policy content and policy change.