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Public Policy Challenges of the 21st Century

This course introduces class participants to the political significance and societal consequences of challenges facing U.S. and international policymakers. It is designed to help participants develop skills to analyze policy proposals and advocate for their preferred options for issues on the public policy agenda ahead. The class assumes basic knowledge about governing institutions and democratic processes, while recommending supplemental materials for further study to complement reading links provided. The course focuses on future policy challenges, while examining the broad historical context in which policies are adopted and implemented. As the course evaluates how issues are advanced by private sector interests, non-governmental organizations, and government policymakers, it examines how groups become effective policy advocates. Particular attention is paid to how winning coalitions are formed and how issue framing shapes the outcome of policy campaigns. The goal is neither to produce partisan talking points, nor to favor one governance philosophy over others. Rather it is to clarify the public policy challenges ahead and to enhance participants’ understanding of how policy options are adopted in the real world arena of contemporary politics.

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Rating 4.5 based on 125 ratings
Length 10 weeks
Effort 9 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week
Starts Aug 12 (last week)
Cost $49
From University of Virginia via Coursera
Instructor Professor Gerry Warburg
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Language English
Subjects Social Sciences
Tags Social Sciences Law Governance And Society

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public policy challenges in 9 reviews

At this point, the "Public Policy Challenges of the 21st Century" course is one-of-a-kind innovative effort to provide an overview of the field and what a MPP program might look like for people interested in tackling public policy issues.

:) A very good introduction to Public Policy Challenges and related debates.

A great course with valuable insights into public policy challenges faces now and in the future.

The course provides you with an excellent platform to learn & understand the public policy challenges.

Excellent course, which provides an in-depth analysis of various crucial topics of public policy challenges.

This is a great subject to understand the public policy challenges of the 21st century.

(His name should rather be Amercian Public Policy Challenges of the 21st Century though) Fantastic and informative.

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excellent course in 9 reviews

Truly an excellent course with a diverse selection of topics and speakers.

Excellent Course Throughly enjoyed the course This course was more US centric.

Excellent Course A Very informative course that makes ones mind open that rapid technological changes are not enough to put peer presure on the policy making governing departments, rather an input at each level (citizens & Public) and thinking at broader aspect can bring the constant change to a new level and thus will benefit the national interest.

excellent course to get hands-on knowledge and insights on current and future global and US public policy issues and challenges from top-class practioners very good course It seems to me that the course will be very much effective for all A must for future leaders to be well equiped to solve the next generations socio, economic and political challenges.

Quality speakers and current topics with good discussion Excellent Course!

Excellent course, very rewarding.

Excellent course content and guest speakers.

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21st century in 8 reviews

And made for great discussion with peers to broaden ones knowledge base and ways of thinking when it comes to looking at issues for the 21st Century.

As a non-American student, I found that this course enhanced my understanding of American political discourse as well as the stated goals of describing the likely policy challenges of the 21st century.

It's also baffling that they would spend nine weeks on public policy in the 21st century and only include one female speaker and not a single person of colour.

The 21st century at the University of Virginia must look quite different from the 21st century where I am.

"Public Policy Challenges of the 21st Century" is the nice course for understanding the political and healthcare system of United Stated, before passing this course i was very bit aware of the healthcare system of the US but now i feel that i have know how of Public Policy Challenges of the 21st Century.

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so much in 8 reviews

Thoroughly enjoyed and learnt so much.

I learned so much and loved the guest lectures.

I really loved the lecture-styled videos provided in this course & learned so much about how individuals become policymakers.

Thanks so much!

Loved this class so much!!!!!

I learned so much from the course, the selection of the guest speakers was phenomenal.

Thank you so much for giving the opportunity for those of us abroad to be able to take this course and increment the knowledge we have about public policy and how we can become the future leaders of the world in our countries.

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guest speakers in 5 reviews

A fantastic course with brilliant guest speakers.

The quality of the guest speakers and topics of discussion far surpassed my expectations.

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professor warburg in 4 reviews

I also want to thank Professor Warburg who presented really well and made the whole course educational but not overwhelming.

Thanks also to Professor Warburg for teaching and sharing an elegant class.

Throughout this course, new things will be learned and lessons are pretty understandable.What I like most about this course, is that there were actual students, asking questions, which put me into atmosphere of real university.Thank you, Professor Warburg and all the staff and lecturers that were invited!

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Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy $42k

Masters Public Policy $61k

Public Policy Program Coordinator $67k

Instructor - Public Policy $69k

Policy Specialist, Public Lands $69k

Public Policy Programs $73k

Public Policy and Communications Officer $84k

Senior Public Policy Advocate $89k

Senior Public Policy $97k

Public Policy Analyst Manager $108k

Dean of the College of Public Policy $113k

Public Policy Advisor $166k

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Rating 4.5 based on 125 ratings
Length 10 weeks
Effort 9 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week
Starts Aug 12 (last week)
Cost $49
From University of Virginia via Coursera
Instructor Professor Gerry Warburg
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences
Tags Social Sciences Law Governance And Society

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