To understand the structures, responsibilities and importance of government(s) in contemporary time. How governments respond to public needs and people’s interests while maintaining the fundamental principles of legality, justice, equality, rights and democracy etc. make up the core of the course. How public policies are made and how they facilitate social progress and development will be another important content. Lastly, how governments interact with the public, community, private sectors, NGOs, and also the external environment will be a third concern introducing students to the important role of government. Examples will be drawn from various places. Reference to current issues or events will complement lectures.