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Faculty: Ryan Sheely
Provides an introduction to the role that institutions play in the practice of international development, drawing on theory and evidence from the field of comparative politics and a variety of other social scientific disciplines. Emphasizes using these theories and concepts to develop applied frameworks that are relevant to policy analysts, managers, and activists. Students utilize these frameworks to assess the institutional structures shaping a given policy problem and develop innovative policy interventions. By the end of the course, students will be able to communicate institutional analyses effectively, critically evaluate policy documents and academic articles, and craft policy solutions that are politically supportable and administratively feasible.