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Looking for a specific piece of public policy related jargon

The other day I heard/read a new word that struck me as really useful, and now I can't remember it. Please help! I think it was an acronym. The idea was, you've designed the best policy you can, but you know it will be executed less well than was intended, because the implementation will be carried out by real people who are flawed. [more inside]
posted by Susan PG on Jun 1, 2016 - 4 answers

Transitioning to a career in policy - wise or foolish?

I've been given the opportunity to transition into international policy at my current organisation, something I have been doing for next to my more development-focused job for the past few years. Would it be wise or foolish to put this front and centre? [more inside]
posted by wingless_angel on Oct 19, 2015 - 2 answers

What research is there on the use of RCTs by the UK government?

A few years ago, Ben Goldacre and some people from the Cabinet Office published a paper, 'Test, Learn, Adapt: Developing Public Policy with Randomised Controlled Trials' calling for UK government departments to use more randomised controlled trials in the formulation and evaluation of UK public policy. Can anyone point me to research tracking RCT usage by the UK government both before and after the publication of the report? [more inside]
posted by knapah on Dec 12, 2014 - 2 answers

Poverty Public Policy Interships in New Orleans

Where should a grad student in public policy (with a focus on poverty) intern in New Orleans this summer? What organizations do related work? What internships are there? [more inside]
posted by rue72 on Jan 29, 2014 - 2 answers

Should I pursue a Master's in Public Policy?

I'm interested in math, programming and politics. Is a M.A. in Public Policy for me? Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by Hey Judas! on Jan 24, 2014 - 8 answers

Career Change in Mid Life - International Development

Am I employable at 46 years of age in the area of International Development/Public Policy if I get a Masters having had no prior experience in the 'industry'? [more inside]
posted by spicynuts on Oct 10, 2013 - 15 answers

Do you have advice for an MPP student ISO research position job?

I'm starting graduate school in the fall: yay! I need to learn an entirely new set of norms around interviews, resumes, etc: oh no! I have a meeting set up with the head of a research institute where I'd LOVE to work there while I'm studying. What do I say? What's OK to ask for? [more inside]
posted by blandcamp on May 13, 2013 - 3 answers

What kind of writing sample are public policy jobs looking for?

I'm applying to a few policy / research jobs and they all want a writing sample. Since I've been out of college for five years now, I don't really have anything from then and I haven't been published. I'm assuming I'll have to do this from scratch, but don't really know what they're looking for.
posted by youcancallmeal on Feb 6, 2013 - 5 answers

Is a Master's in Public Policy something I want to do?

What sort of entry-level type jobs can I look for now to help me figure out if a Master’s in Public Policy is something I want to pursue? [more inside]
posted by Shesthefastest on Jul 26, 2012 - 7 answers

Best resources to learn (or relearn) economics and public policy?

I'd like to relearn the fundamentals of economics and public policy. Where should I look for books, videos, and other materials on these topics? [more inside]
posted by wingless_angel on Mar 28, 2012 - 5 answers

Should I pursue a certificate program?

What is the value of getting a certificate in public administration and public policy? [more inside]
posted by mlle valentine on Nov 10, 2011 - 9 answers

Is public policy right for me?

How does an English major start working/going to school in public policy? Bonus: is public policy really what I’m looking for? (Kind of a snowstorm inside.) [more inside]
posted by c'mon sea legs on Mar 19, 2011 - 11 answers

Start School Now or Later

Should I go ahead and start school while I’m here and transfer? Or should I wait for a year doing my job (and looking for a new one) and waiting to see what happens with my girlfriend’s job opportunities? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 15, 2010 - 6 answers

What is it like to get a Masters in Public Policy?

What is it like to get a Masters in Public Policy? [more inside]
posted by btkuhn on Jan 31, 2010 - 5 answers

MA in Politcal Science v. M Public Policy

¿Master in Political Science or Master in Public Policy? [more inside]
posted by brakiwi on Nov 24, 2009 - 7 answers

Public, please help me determine a gradual, economical policy for my life.

Considering grad school for public policy, economics, international development. Help me sort out my life. [more inside]
posted by ropeladder on Nov 3, 2009 - 8 answers

Health insurance for all? Is that a good thing? What can I do to help?

So, I saw Howard Dean on the Colbert Report last night. Please help me with some specific action steps regarding health care and the future of the USA. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Jun 25, 2009 - 10 answers

How to get a public policy research job in DC?

I'm a recent master's graduate in Applied Economics (Concentration: Community and Economic Development), and I’m looking for a research position with the government or a consulting firm that performs public policy-related research (e.g. The Urban Institute, Brookings, Pew Research Center, etc.). I've had no luck to this point (been looking for about two months), and I'd like some advice. [more inside]
posted by bcredrabbit on Mar 30, 2009 - 10 answers

Social work and public policy--can I do both?

Career path filter: Calling do-gooder types! Please share your insights about your profession. I'm interested in public policy AND in the helping professions--how to choose which to pursue? Can I do both, or do I need to just suck it up and pick one? Please help me get a better idea of what these careers are actually like--I want your perspective, hivemind! [more inside]
posted by aka burlap on Nov 19, 2008 - 8 answers

What is it like to be a Policy Analyst?

What is it like to be a Policy Analyst? [more inside]
posted by Weng on Oct 16, 2008 - 7 answers

How do I position myself to make the most money and be in a position to take jobs overseas?

How do I position myself (through college) to make the most money and be in a position to take jobs overseas? Considering majoring in Business, Economics, International Studies, Public Policy, or a combination of the two. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 15, 2008 - 7 answers

What is behind the intense interest in the recent immigration debate?

What is behind / has triggered this recent American obsession with its immigration issues/problems? [more inside]
posted by psmealey on Jul 18, 2007 - 29 answers

what do roads really cost?

What do our (United States) roads really cost? [more inside]
posted by R343L on Sep 19, 2006 - 10 answers

Looking for an "easy" graduate school program to get a Masters degree (and change the world)

I need a masters degree to build credibility and transition from the financial services industry to working in educational services/public policy...but, financial services will go nicely with my goal to offer practical curriculum in schools (dealing with the all too often ignored topics of financial & character based education). [more inside]
posted by Jhaus on Aug 21, 2006 - 6 answers

Who's a modern judicial pragmatist?

What modern jurists could be considered the heirs of the pragmatism of Benjamin Cardozo and Karl Llewellyn? [more inside]
posted by BeerGrin on Dec 1, 2005 - 7 answers

Publicn policy websites for students

Are there any good websites or books for students that are interested in finding more about what different careers in public policy are available to them? I've been looking around for some friends of mine, but have had trouble finding anything...
posted by jare2003 on Nov 28, 2004 - 3 answers

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