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National Institute of Development Administration
Graduate School of Public Administration
Doctor of Philosophy Program in Development Administration - 15

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  • Reviews the philosophical foundations of empirical social science. The course emphasizes such topics as: the nature and uses of language with special reference to concepts of meaning, understanding, definition, and verification; theory building and casual inferences; systems theory, structural-functional theory and other empirical theories; the problem of discovery, verification, and experimental confirmation; the role of values in research and research design.
  • Examines three main aspects of public policy study: policy process, policy analysis, and the socio-economic forces that shape public policy. Current theories of how public policy is made are examined to further understand public policy making in developing countries. Various policy models are analyzed and their relative strengths and advantages are compared in terms of real world implementation, particularly in developing countries.

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