Lecture 3 Recap: Policy, Policy Work and Policy Success

Today we discussed what a policy is (many things), or is not (e.g. a law), and how to think about it. Essentially the lecture introduced three heuristics/models to think about policy. One is the policy cycle that originates from the work of Easton and Harold Lasswell. Another is the distinction between policy as a process, […]

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Authoritarianism

If twenty years ago it was a default that democracy is a good system of governance, then the tables are turned today. In my class …

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Lecture 2 Recap: Varieties of State and Bureaucracies

This is a brief recap of the lecture on varieties of state and bureaucracies within the core course in GDP. The issues discussed w…

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Lecture 1 Recap on Developmental State (16 Nov)

I am writing this as a quick recap of my first lecture at ISS, within the core course on development. We discussed state and Weber…

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A Typology to Study Policy Narratives: Villagers’ Views on Sesan 2 Dam in Cambodia

Studying Narratives in Politics Increasingly stories and narratives are accepted as an important subject of study in politics. Sto…

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