Innovation in Government and Society (21744). 3 units. Across the globe, communities of every size face the same urgent imperative: rising demand for services running headlong into the reality of limited resources. The emerging answer--from some unlikely places--is bold, rapid management innovation. These disruptive moves are transforming the 21st century state. Some of the most broadly applicable, cutting-edge innovations come from the edge: communities that believe they have no choice but to take bold risks. Others come from the most developed areas, which feel more pressure than ever to do more with less. This interdisciplinary course on Innovation in Government and Society will blend perspectives from management, public policy, and law in exploring why communities must innovate in the delivery of public services and how ideas from the public sector, private sector, and civil society are shaping the future of public management. The course will include hands-on work to help advance innovation in communities in developing countries or areas affected by natural disaster or war, in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). This course will meet according to the School of Management calendar. Enrollment limited to six law students. Permission of the instructor required. Also MGT 866b/GBLS 697b. E. Braverman.
Course Selection: In addition to listing this course among permission of the instructor selections, students should submit a short statement of interest and a resume by the close of the bidding period on December 8, at 4:30 p.m.
Note: This course will meet on the following dates: January 27, February 9 and 10; March 2 and 3; April 13, 14, 27, 28, May 4.