Knowledge, policy advice and policymaking

Many MPP graduates will work in organisations dealing with policy advice - in think tanks, consultancies, public affairs agencies or research organisations or in government organisations producing ‘in-house’ advice and ‘consuming’ external advice. This course explores the relation between the two worlds of knowledge and policy making. We will reflect on policy analysis as a professional field with the mission to improve the knowledge base of policy and explore how policy advice is produced and used. Using both empirical and theoretical scholarship and engaging with practitioners of policy advice (including academics), the course allows students to critically reflect on the relation between the field of policy analysis, the realities of policy-making and their experiences and skills as public policy students.



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