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International Relation

  • Subject Number: 924.515
  • Full credits: 3-3-0
  • In this course we will review and diagnose various international problems We will study the characteristics of modern international relations, analyze how the theories of international relations are actually being developed in the international society and examine the actions and conflicts of behavioralists in the international society as well as the methods of settling these conflicts We will have discussion on the small and weak countries as regards their security problems and the promotion of national benefit Although the third force is on the rise, in actuality the powerful countries exert great influence on the international relations We will pay special attention to the research that deals with the new coordinates of Korea in the international society.

Fiscal Policy

  • Subject Number: 924.523
  • Full credits: 3-3-0
  • This course will examine the following topics: the objectives of fiscal policy; consumption; saving; the theory of balanced income; fiscal policy and saving change; finance and banking policy It will also discuss local finance and the political aspect of fiscal policy.

Economic Policy

  • Subject Number: 924.544
  • Full credits: 3-3-0
  • Korea is in transition from government-driven economic growth to an advanced market economy. This course discusses economic theories and empirical cases regarding structural economic policy, corporate governance and government regulations in the current Korean economy.

Cost-Benefit Analysis

  • Subject Number: 924.556
  • Full credits: 3-3-0
  • The purpose of this course is to study various theories and techniques for analyzing public investment projects We will do an in-depth study of cost-benefit analysis and do case studies on the analysis of validity of public investment.

Science and Technology Policy)

  • Subject Number: 924.588
  • Full credits: 3-3-0
  • In this course we will examine the principles of making science&technology policy and explore the developmental processes of the policy during the past twenty years in Korea Major course topics include the following; planning; policy making; coordination systems and processes; S&T resource allocation; the roles of the government and private sectors in the technology development processes; R&D economy; technological innovation processes; university-industry relations in the technological R&D; the role of scientists and engineers in policy-making.

Foreign Policy

  • Subject Number: 924.591
  • Full credits: 3-3-0
  • This course will focus on comparing and reviewing the foreign policies of other countries We will study the foreign policies of strong nations such as the U.S., Russia, and China as well as those of developing countries and weak & small countries Emphasis will be laid on exploring the way for Korea to achieve maximum profit by minimum cost in turbulent international relations We will compare and review the characteristics of foreign policies in the Western countries, newly emerging nations and weak&small countries We will analyze the national power supporting the foreign policies along with the measures to promote them Case studies on the events of the international society will also be carried out.

Industrial Policy

  • Subject Number: 924.595
  • Full credits: 3-3-0
  • The main topics for this course are as follows: the balance of payments; the foundation of commercial policy(instrument- tariffs, quantitative restrictions, licence system, exchange control, bilateral agreements).

Regulatory Policy

  • Subject Number: 924.600
  • Full credits: 3-3-0
  • This course will deal with and analyze various regulatory policy issues from the politico-economic perspectiveIssues to be discussed range from the economic rationales for regulation (market failure), government failure, the political and administrative process of regulation and deregulation, major policy issue areas in economic and social regulation (among others, entry regulation, price regulation, business conduct regulation, environmental regulation, industrial safety regulation and consumer protection) and regulatory impact analysis (or cost-benefit analysis of regulation) to procedural and organizational regulatory reform measures This course will focus on deregulating economic regulations massively while rationalizing social regulation by taking advantage of market-incentive regulatory instruments It will observe the recent cases of regulatory policy.

Trade Policy

  • Subject Number: 924.601
  • Full credits: 3-3-0
  • Unlike the courses of similar titles that are taught in the economics department, this course gives primary focus on the political, economic, historical, and institutional analysis of trade policy matters and trade policy making Accordingly, it does not require students to be acquainted with international economics Rather, it encourages students to think and analyze trade policy matters in terms of international political economy and from the institutional perspective Among numerous policy issue areas, it pays special attention to the historical review of the current world trading system, the political economic analysis of the major international trade rules (e.g. most favored nation (MFN), national treatment, safeguards, anti dumping and countervailing duties, trade in services, dispute settlement procedures, etc) and the political dynamics of international and domestic trade policymaking It adopts system centered, society centered and state centered approaches simultaneously or separately as deemed appropriate and relevant.

Policy Process Theory

  • Subject Number: 924.659
  • Full credits: 3-3-0
  • This course investigates diverse perspectives and theories on policy-making and policy implementation processes. The topics include agenda-setting theories, presidency, congress and political parties, bureaucracy, policy community, and diverse implementation theories.

Planning Theory

  • Subject Number: 924.661
  • Full credits: 3-3-0
  • This course will introduce the planning process theory focusing on national development plan and help students develop planning capacity by examining the practical aspects of planning Topics to be covered include the following: the concepts, ideology, typology, historical background and trends of planning; procedural theories that involve the process, organization and system of planning, and its methods of approach; the origin and development of national planning system; planning organizations; process of planning in foreign developed countries; the reality of our planning systems.

Policy Analysis

  • Subject Number: 924.662
  • Full credits: 3-3-0
  • The main purpose of this course is to broaden the knowledge of policy analysis and to cultivate analytic methods for policy analysis Major course topics include the following: the concepts and processes of policy analysis; problem diagnosis and definition; the methods of policy arguments; evaluation criteria of policy alternatives; the processes and uses of benefit-cost analysis; the concepts and applications of systems analysis; policy indicators; the uses of policy information systems; the methods of writing papers on policy Students will be required to analyze the cases of relevant policy issues. Students select and analyze some real government agenda and discuss the analysis output.

Policy Evaluation

  • Subject Number: 924.663
  • Full credits: 3-3-0
  • The main purpose of this course is to acquire and broaden the knowledge of evaluation methods in policy impact evaluation Major course topics are as follows: the approaches and types of policy impact evaluations; the concepts of causal relationships and validities in policy impact evaluation; the experimental and quasi-experimental methods of impact evaluation; the management and uses of policy impact evaluation. Students select and evaluate some real government programs or projects and discuss the evaluation output.

Cultural Policy

  • Subject Number: 924.666
  • Full credits: 3-3-0
  • This course will be composed of lectures and discussions on the study of cultural policy Major course topics include the role of art and culture in the society; the governmental involvement in art; social changes and art consumption; art administration The topics will be discussed from the social, political, administrative and economic perspectives Guest lectures and field trips will supplement the regular classes

Communications Policy

  • Subject Number: 924.667
  • Full credits: 3-3-0
  • This course focuses on the change of social elements and relations resulting from the pervasion of Internet which is the most typical digital technology and network. It also deals with the public policy concerns with this change. Students will study about the fundamental conception, theory, interaction, action, economic development, space caused by the digital networking, effect on social welfare, and the role ofthe government including the utilization of digital network. This course also discusses the communications and contents policy issues in digital convergence such as horizontal regulatory regime, network effects and standardization, DRM, radio spectrum management, etc.

Competition Policy

  • Subject Number: 924.669
  • Full credits: 3-3-0
  • This course will examine the basic concepts and theoretical development of economic liberalism and antitrust policies It is comprised of the following parts: first, the role of markets and governments will be discussed; second, diverse theoretical and empirical researches on the costs and benefits of government regulations will be examined; third, various antitrust issues-monopolization, cartel, merger, vertical restraints, etc-will be discussed respectively.

Education and Human Resources Policy

  • Subject Number: 924.671
  • Full credits: 3-3-0
  • This course will cover four developmental stages of manpower policy: the formation, distribution, utilization and preservation These topics will be dealt with in detail and students will present their own research topics The topics will be discussed in class to improve students’ understanding of manpower policy.

Presidential Management of Public Policies

  • Subject Number: 924.673
  • Full credits: 3-3-0
  • This course will focus on the characteristics of and the working rationale behind the President’s policymaking process. We will analyze the role of the President as national and political leader, policy maker and implementer and administrative manager working under numerous constraints of economic, social and political influences and limitations. We will explore the functional aspect of the President’s leadership under such limitations, centering on the methodology and strategy of rational decision making, efficient policy implementation and organization management. We will also examine the relationship between the bureaucracy that supports and at times acts on behalf of the President and the ruling party that is in charge of the connection between the President’s secretariat and Parliament

Environmental Policy and Law

  • Subject Number: 924.674
  • Full credits: 3-3-0
  • The main topic in this course is the international and domestic policy for environmental problems. This course will specifically deal with how the environmental issues are set as policy agenda and examine the legal aspects of this policy development process. In addition, we will study about the dynamics of environmental policy making and its legality by reviewing the domestic and international environmental cases.

Health Policy

  • Subject Number: 924.675
  • Full credits: 3-3-0
  • The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the health policy process. We will also discuss some of the key concepts of health economics and apply these concepts to several health reforms. We will address the following three critical areas. First, we will review recent empirical literature of health production function, health insurance, and hospital and physician behavior. Second, we will explore what factors influence the health policy process. We will discuss particularly (1) how health policy is developed, adopted, and implemented, and (2) what theories best explain the policy process. Third, we will discussthe evolution of major cause of diseaseacross countries and over time and the controversial debates of population health. We will examine health promotion theories (individual, community, population) and competing hypotheses regarding health inequalities.

Public Welfare Policy

  • Subject Number: 924.676
  • Full credits: 3-3-0
  • In this course we examine the historical background and the principle of welfare state in the framework of politics and economics Policy instruments (e.g. social insurance, social assistance, retirement pension, health care, public housing) that compose welfare state will also be thoroughly examined in order to understand why they exist and how they work. Lastly, we will study service delivery system, eligibility rule, types of welfare benefits, financing welfare service, all of which comprise major issues in welfare administration.

Information Society and Electronic Government

  • Subject Number: 924.677
  • Full credits: 3-3-0
  • Students study theories and practical agenda on government role of institutional change for societal informatization and government informatization-electronic government under mature information society. This course covers knowledge society trend, government change in heavily networked environment, network standard and information security, e-government value, strategic planning, organization and budgeting process, horizontal and cooperative inter-organizational relation, privatization and outsourcing, on-line citizen participation, non-stop service, open information service, project performance evaluation, future and vision for Korean society and government. This course focuses on Korea's experience and vision but includes US and European society and government cases.

Internet Policy and Law

  • Subject Number: 924.678
  • Full credits: 3-3-0
  • Students study theories and practical agenda on government role of institutional change for societal informatization and government informatization-electronic government under mature information society. This course covers knowledge society trend, government change in heavily networked environment, network standard and information security, e-government value, strategic planning, organization and budgeting process, horizontal and cooperative inter-organizational relation, privatization and outsourcing, on-line citizen participation, non-stop service, open information service, project performance evaluation, future and vision for Korean society and government. This course focuses on Korea's experience and vision but includes US and European society and government cases.

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