Taught in English. This course is designed to help graduate students of public administration obtain a clear understanding of social policies currently implemented in China. The first section is an introduction to social policy as a field of study and setting up a framework for understanding. The second section covers major domains of social policy in China. The third section is devoted to a discussion of policy development processes at different levels of the government and resource allocation for policy implementation. The fourth section concludes the course with attempts to analyze some welfare programs as examples of policy analysis.
Class taught by Tsinghua’s School of Humanities & Social Sciences and may not be available every semester. Tsinghua’s exam schedule for this course may require students to stay beyond the regular SU Beijing program end date.
Department: Public Administration and International Affairs