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Political, Organizational, and Strategic Aspects of Public Policy Analysis

MPP 604

(3 units)

This course focuses on the basic tasks of public leaders to analyze the political feasibility of alternate policy responses, gain and maintain among affected constituencies a mandate to act, and design and implement strategies for accomplishing the goals and objectives of the organization. Attention is given to authorizing bodies, political superiors, interest groups including the press, and matching one’s organizational abilities to leadership demands. The importance of resource allocation and budgeting also is stressed. Entrepreneurship and reengineering in government and in nonprofit agencies will be topics of serious concern. This course also will consider the higher ethical and moral standard expected of leaders and the role of such conduct on strategic leadership.