Policy Sciences

What kinds of problems do policy scientists solve?

The variety of problems and issues to which the policy sciences have been applied is vast.

These include local, national, and international questions of governance and development; the achievement of human rights in all contexts; natural resources policy and management; issues of scientific leadership and science policy in general; the impact of intellectuals on public order; the processes of selecting policymakers and decision makers; improving communication, health, and education at all levels; and so on. (References to the literature that reports on these studies are found in the Library section of this site.) Today, a growing number of people across academic disciplines, professions, and in civic life are finding that the policy sciences offer a useful way to deal effectively with whatever problems they confront.