This course introduces the methods of public policy analysis by reviewing the main theoretical approaches in the field and examining key policy issues in Macau, Hong Kong and the mainland. The course has three main components: First, basic concepts in the analysis of the policy-making process and the political and institutional contexts of policy making; Second, the major theoretical approaches to the study of policy making, policy implementation and evaluation. Finally, important policy issues, such as public consultation, social justice and social harmony, in Macau, Hong Kong and the mainland will be illustrated as case studies.

Pre-requisite: None