The discipline of Development, Social Policy and Planning is a complex, interdisciplinary filed that makes use of notions and concepts of social science, psychology, behaviour science, environmental sciences, engineering, organizational science, law and many others in order to enable proper, responsible, sustainable and effective growth and development of the human society. As the name implies, this disciplines touches several aspects of this process from the technical matters of development, to the area of policy making and planning.
Policy making is concerned with human welfare and is responsible with issuing guidelines and legislation meant to enforce it. Social policy making touches matters such as social security, healthcare and pension, unemployment, environmental issues, housing, child protection, abuse prevention, education, etc. Also marriage, divorce or adoption are concerns of the policy making body.
The planning aspect of this discipline refers to the enforcement of the policies in a feasible, effective and efficient manner. For example, urban planning is concerned with the optimal use of urban space and decides upon best locations for buildings, solves issues of traffic or pollution or manages public transportation.
The biggest part of the jobs in this field is available in the government sector, local or regional authorities. Population growth and environmental concerns are both creating a higher demand for experts of this filed.
The programme is grounded in the recognition that development is inherently international, and inherently political: a concept that cannot be separated from core questions of global governance, from international conflict, attempts at conflict resolution, and post-conflict reconstruction, or from issues of human development and human security.
Graduates of the MSc/LLM in Environmental Policy and Governance will be well placed to pursue careers in the environmental sector, including government, regulatory authorities, international bodies, non-governmental organisations, business, pressure groups and charities.
This postgraduate certificate covers issues of human rights law and development in the context of business practices. It will allow you to engage actively with these issues and make a full contribution to assessing and finding solutions to complex situations arising in a business or institutional environment.
This MSc is for anyone with a professional and/or personal interest in development and a desire to bring about good change. It addresses the needs both of those who would label themselves development managers, and those, such as engineers, health workers, educationists, agriculturalists, bankers, scientists, who need the capacity to manage development if they are to do their work effectively.
As traditional forms of legal regulation through company law or trade law fail, the concept of corporate social responsibility is becoming increasingly important. Knowledge of the changing legal landscape in the field of corporate responsibility is thus vital.
Walden University’s Master of Public Administration enables you to deliver quality services to citizens as a successful leader in public administration. The Law and Public Policy specialization focuses on the interaction between that legislation and court systems and public policy, while exploring fundamental legal concepts and current topics in law.
This postgraduate certificate is for anyone with an interest in development and a desire to bring about change as it introduces the theory, policy and practice of development management. You will also explore the nature of development from an international perspective.
The Masters of Strategic Communication is focused on the development of analytic and practical knowledge and skills directed towards the strategic application of communication to societal issues and organisational objectives.
O Mestrado em Economia Social e Solidária tem como objetivo aprofundar a reflexão e capacitar para a ação em processos de inovação social associados à Economia Social e aos novos caminhos da Economia Solidária. A área científica predominante é a Economia.
The dynamics of the contemporary, complex, interconnected and highly-charged international environment present new challenges and opportunities for scholars, policy analysts and decision makers, both at the international level and in the context of the Middle East.
The Masters in International Relations and Democratic Politics provides an advanced critical and comprehensive understanding of the forces shaping state, inter-state relations and global politics. Drawing on key theoretical interpretations of democratic politics, the course probes into various tenets of democratic thinking (ranging from pluralism and civil society to egalitarianism and human rights), and explores the interplay between theory and practice in old and new democracies and in international state building.
The International Master’s Program in Child Development was established to train and prepare local professional leadership to lead and advance initiatives in developing countries to improve the lives of children at risk.