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About the Course

This course introduces class participants to the political significance and societal consequences of challenges facing U.S. and international policymakers. It is designed to help participants develop skills to analyze policy proposals and advocate for their preferred options for issues on the public policy agenda ahead. The class assumes basic knowledge about governing institutions and democratic processes, while recommending supplemental materials for further study to complement reading links provided. The course focuses on future policy challenges, while examining the broad historical context in which policies are adopted and implemented. As the course evaluates how issues are advanced by private sector interests, non-governmental organizations, and government policymakers, it examines how groups become effective policy advocates. Particular attention is paid to how winning coalitions are formed and how issue framing shapes the outcome of policy campaigns. The goal is neither to produce partisan talking points, nor to favor one governance philosophy over others. Rather it is to clarify the public policy challenges ahead and to enhance participants’ understanding of how policy options are adopted in the real world arena of contemporary politics. This course will be officially closing on November 5, 2021 and all course work must be completed by May 15, 2022 to be graded....

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Sep 26, 2019

To know the "Public Policy Challenges of the 21st Century" is more essential for the global people in this era. Thanks for the opportunity. I hope it will give a concise idea to learn on it...

Apr 23, 2020

This course does not focus on any partisan interest but rather inspires you to think deeply, challenges you to reason beyond the status quo, and empowers you with the tools to make an impact!

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By Jeff L

Nov 13, 2015

Very engaging material!

By Kevser K

Jun 30, 2021

perfect for beginners

By Akshya B

Sep 1, 2020

Executive was so good

By nicolas f

Jul 27, 2021



Feb 14, 2021

Thank You Coursera!

By Usman A R

Feb 4, 2021

informative for us

By Sheila M M

Dec 12, 2020

Insightful course.


Jun 5, 2020

Informative course

By Umar B

Mar 10, 2021

Extremely good!!!

By Yang Z

Sep 24, 2020

Great experience!

By kedarnath a

Jan 10, 2016

awesome lectures!

By Lisle G

Jun 10, 2021

Very educational

By Mari G

Mar 10, 2021

Perfect course !

By Cesar S

Nov 24, 2020

Nice experiment.

By Daniel F R R

Aug 22, 2020

Excellent course

By Yasmeen E

Apr 7, 2018

Very insightful.

By Atique M

Sep 18, 2017

Excellent Course

By David R P Z

Apr 24, 2017

Excellent Course


Jun 14, 2016

very good course


Dec 27, 2019

Amazing course!

By Ravinder V

Feb 23, 2021

Really enjoyed

By divya r j

Sep 19, 2020

Great learning


Aug 25, 2020

It was amazing

By Dan E

Oct 25, 2016

great course.

By Guilherme F M

Oct 21, 2015

Great course!