Description: (Same as Public Policy M228B and Social Welfare M215.) Lecture, three hours; outside work, nine hours. Conceptually, focus on interplay between three major institutional complexes of modern, globalizing societies and organizations that operate within them: state, market, and civil society. Study moves between abstract theory and concrete examples, offers sense of where these institutions and organizations have come from, and helps chart their present trajectories. From perspective of governance, assessment of roles and configurations of institutions and organizations to address today's challenges. S/U or letter grading.