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2021-2022 Catalog

GOVT 218 Politics of Public Policy

This course explores how politics influence each step of the U.S. policy making process. We will explore how political dynamics shape why some issues get on the agenda while others do not; why some solutions are considered and others ignored; and how citizens, interest groups, elected officials, and bureaucrats sway policy outcomes. We will examine these questions using case studies of several current economic, social, regulatory, and foreign policy issues in the U.S. [SS, W]


GOVT 101 or PSTD 251 or permission of instructor