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Course Number: 90-754

Engineering Public Policy Change

Units: 12

Policy analysts, non-profit administrators and other professionals are constantly envisioning changes in public policy that they believe will improve the public good. But frequently for their ideas to become realities, public legislation is necessary. Enter politics, political process and politicians. Indeed, elected politicians are the ultimate decision-makers in changing public law. The political process can be very messy, but students can develop an understanding of how to develop and execute a multi-year strategy to engineer the legal enactment of significant public policy change. An engineer is "somebody who plans, oversees, or brings about something, especially something that is achieved with ingenuity..."

Richard A. Stafford