Power, Strategy, and Social Change
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy
Department: Milano General Curriculum
Course Number: NURP 5010
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Policy & Analysis
  • Urban Policy
This course prepares students to think strategically about advocacy methods, leverage points, and resources for change. Students focus on the nature of power in its various forms (electoral power, issue framing, financial, citizen mobilization, public opinion) and explore how power and resources can be acquired, evaluated, mobilized, and deployed in the service of promoting a policy agenda. Students develop an understanding of the leverage points for achieving social change, using case studies to become familiar with legislative processes, the budget cycle, the electoral arena, the regulatory system, public interest law, labor relations, procurement, and the various paths to influencing public opinion and decision makers. By the end of the course students develop a sophisticated and comprehensive strategy for conducting a campaign for issue advocacy or political change. (Typically offered Fall Term) .
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions


Not open to Freshman students.

Not open to Junior students.

Not open to Sophomore students.