Theory of Policy-making Processes
This course is offered to the Graduate School of Global Governance students who seek doctoral degree.
Spring Semester, Tuesdays 17:10-18:50
This is a supervised reading course for doctoral candidate in public policy. In this course, students are asked to review one piece of literature on the theory of policy-making processes. Students will master the fundamentals of policy-making processes.
We will review the following materials during the semester. The list can be tailored to the interests of enrolled students.
Week 1: [Introduction] Instructor will provide an overview of the course.
Week 2: [Incrementalism] Lindblom, C. (1959). The Science of Muddling Through, Public Administration Review, 19(2), pp. 79-88
Lindblom, C. (1979) Still muddling, not yet through, Public Administration Review, 39, pp. 517-526.
Week 3: [Path dependence] David, P. (1985) Clio and the Economics of QWERTY, The American Economic Review, 75(2), pp. 332-337.
Week 4: [Institutionalism] Scott, R. (2013) Institutions and Organizations (4th Ed), Sage.
North, D. (1990). Institutions, Institutional Change and Economic Performance, Camb. Univ. Press.
Week 5: [Isomorphism] Powell, W and DiMaggio, P. (1991). The New Institutionalism in Organizational Analysis, Univ. of Chicago Press.
Week 6: [Agenda setting] Kingdon, J. (1995). Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies (2nd Ed.). New York, NY: Addison-Wesley.
Week 7: [Problem definition] Stone, D. (1988). Policy Paradox: the art of political decision making. New York, NY: W.W. Norton.
Week 8: [Organizational learning] Argyris, C. (1992). On Organizational Learning. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell.
Week 9: [Common pool resources] Ostrom, E. (1990). Governing the Commons. New York, NY: Univ. of Cambridge.
Week 10: [Policy transfer] Dolowitz, D. and Marsh, D. (2000). Learning from Abroad: The Role of Policy Transfer in Contemporary Policy-Making, Governance, 13(1), pp. 5-23.
Rose, R. (1991). What is Lesson-Drawing, Journal of Public Policy, 11, pp. 3-30.
Week 11: [Bureaucracy] Wilson, J. (1991). Bureaucracy. Basic Books.
Lipsky, M. (1980). Street-level Bureaucracy. Russel Sage.
Week 12: [Science policy]- Pielke, R. (2007). The Honest Broker: Making sense of science in policy and politics. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
Funtowicz, S. and Ravetz, J. (1993). Science for the Post-Normal Age, Futures, 25(7), pp. 739-755.
Week 13: [Others] Extra reading materials will be assigned.
Week 14: [Wrap-up] Summarizing our lessons through the course.