Part I: Introduction to and Conceptual Foundation of Policy Analysis
1. Introduction to Policy Analysis (Xuan Thanh)
a. What is policy analysis?
b. Process of doing policy analysis
c. Thesis guide discussion and clarification
* Dunn, Chapter 1: The Process of Policy Analysis
* Weimer and Vining, Chapter 2: What is Policy Analysis?
* FETP, "Thesis Guide"
This course is designed to prepare students to write their thesis, which is in essence a public policy analysis exercise. It introduces the conceptual foundation for and the process of doing policy analysis. It also reviews and introduces the methods, models, and tools used in the analysis of public policy so that at the end of the course, students are equipped with sufficient methodological grounding to undertake the thesis.