The Ideal of Self-Governance: Public Policy Beyond Markets and States (FutureLearn)

The Ideal of Self-Governance: Public Policy Beyond Markets and States (FutureLearn)
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The Ideal of Self-Governance: Public Policy Beyond Markets and States (FutureLearn)
Learn how non-traditional forms of governance can help to make modern societies greener, safer, and more prosperous. Explore the opportunities and limitations of citizenship in the 21st century. On this course, you’ll explore a range of institutional responses to social problems. Using real-world examples, you’ll discover the role and vibrant world of citizen action groups, community businesses, local governments and public entrepreneurs.

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You’ll explore the strengths and weaknesses of self-governance through major policy challenges like climate change and the housing crisis.

You’ll also be introduced to economic, political and sociological concepts as you reimagine traditional ideas of public policy and challenge narratives on what ordinary people can achieve in public life.


What topics will you cover?

- What is governance?

- What is the problem of public goods?

- How does governance function beyond markets and states?

- Examples of governance in different public policy spheres

- What are the conditions and limitations for different forms of governance?

- Being a citizen in a self-governing society


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

- Explain how self-governance differs from market and state approaches to governance

- Describe how self-governing institutions can solve what economists call collective action problems

- Describe the role of public entrepreneurs in relation to self-governance institutions

- Evaluate the key arguments in favour of self-governance institutions and apply these to real-world case studies

- Debate the limitations of self-governing institutions

- Reflect on the relationship between citizenship and self-governance



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This course is designed for anyone interested in learning more about governance and public policy.

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