This course aims to
• provide an important foundation for students to understand and appreciate the social dynamics and intricacies of state effort vis-a-vis other sectors in meeting the social development and social needs in the society.
• guide students to explore the key concepts, values and models underpinning policy making and public and social administration.
• discover the challenges of public policy in face of globalization, changes and development in the contextual environment.
Upon completion of the course, students are expected to have gained a good intellectual foundation for more specialised courses in policy, administration and management.