Governance by Design: New Institutions for Changing Realities
0.5 Credit

Whether in response to the need for more democratic processes in the Middle East or the integration of Aboriginal self-governance into traditional levels of government, political scientists continue to grapple with problems of institutional design and redesign. This course explores how various theories of institutional design might be applied to redressing the perceived failures of our current governance arrangements. Students in the course are led through an "institutional design/redesign" project, which allows them to participate in a simulated process of institutional reform.