Key Issues in Social Sector Governance

Course Number: 
35000
This course introduces students to a set of important ideas for thinking about governance and its major players in the social sector. Governance is a complex, multidisciplinary concept that might be thought of colloquially as “how things get done, why they get done that way, and how we might get things done differently.” It includes issues of public policy, markets, organizational practice, and individual action. While the social sector faces governance issues that are unique to it, it also shares some governance challenges with the public and business sectors. At the end of this course, students will be able to understand key conceptual issues, the histories that inform our current governance practices, and the possibilities for moving forward to improve on key challenges.

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