This course covers a wide range of topics from the norms & values informing democratic policymaking to the basics of cost-benefit & other tools of policy analysis. Tough emphasis will differ based on instructor’s strength, all sections will address the institutional arrangements for making public policy decision, the role of various actors including non-profit & private sector professional in shaping policy outcomes and the fundamental and limits of analytic approaches to public policy. The course will provide due foundation for further studies in the field of policy.

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Identify how the social policy connects with Globalization, understanding its dimensions
  • Discuss the rise of global politics in poverty alleviation
  • Synthesize the role of local and global social actors and agencies
  • Critically examine theoretical perspectives of governance and be able to apply them to current regimes.
  • Evaluate currently under-discussion issues and debates globally using the updated knowledge of world regional social policies.


Assessment Criteria

Mid Term: 30 marks (MCQs)

Final Exam: 50 marks (Viva:25 + MCQs 25)

Sessional: 20 marks

Assignment+Quiz: (5+5)

Presentation: 10

Recommended Book:

Spiker, P., (2014). Social Policy Theory and Practice, Third Edition. Policy Press UK.

Deacon, B et al., (2010) World Regional Social Policy & Global Governance, Routledge.