Ideal of Self-Governance: Public Policy Beyond Markets and States
Explore how public policy and governance beyond markets and states can benefit societies around the world with this online course from King’s College London.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone interested in learning more about governance and public policy.
This may be final year school students and university students seeking an introduction to the subject, or policy and media professionals and MPs who require more a thorough understanding of governance.
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