POL 303 – Process of Public Politics

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POL 303 – Process of Public Politics; Weekly hours: 2+0, ECTS: 4
The aim of this course is to provide an understanding about how public policy is made. It covers both the theoretical and practical aspects of the process, allowing students to see the importance of the relationship between them. The students will learn more on the following topics: Models of Politics; The Policymaking Process: Decision-Making Activities ; Theories of the State Pluralism and its critics; Structuralist Perspectives; Policy Process as an Organizational Process; Policy Making Process; Rules and Discretion in Public Policy; Bureaucrats and Professionals in the Policy Process; Criminal Justice: Rationality and Irrationality in Public Policy.; Health and Welfare: The Search for Rational Strategies.; Health Transformation System in Turkey; Education: The Group Struggle. ; Education Policy and Higher Education Problems in Macedonia; Economic Policy: Incrementalism at Work; Tax Policy: Macedonian Tax Policy; Environmental Policy: Kyoto Protocol; Defense Policy: Strategies for Homeland Security; Terrorism and Non-Deterable Threats; Common Understanding in the Fight against Terrorism; Policy Evaluation