CS3 (Policy Concepts & Frameworks (Nation, State, Govts, Country --…
Policy Concepts & Frameworks
Nation, State, Govts, Country -- all mean different things
Good policy, bad implementation is a myth
Understanding decision-making of governments
Market Failure, Government Failure, Social Failure
8 things governments do
epistemology: domains & disciplines
Politics as a contestation for narrative dominance
Bardach's 8-fold path
Defining a Problem
Select evaluation criteria
Confront trade offs
Tell your story
Sound Economic Reasoning
Look at the margin
MB = MC
Objective negative feedback stabilises the system
How to design for improvement?
The need to be ready with good solutions
When is the worst time to try making a friend?
The international gameboard
"the State has our instincts without our restraints"
Domestic and International affairs have different terms of engagement
There are fundamental differences in how different civilisations see the game-board of international relations.