Spring 2016 not offered
|Certificates: Environmental Studies|
This course will provide a survey of several public policies. It will begin with a discussion of the logic of public choice within the context of political institutions, competing interests, and the implications for institutional design and policy design. The remainder of the course will be devoted to the examination of several public policy areas including criminal justice, education, welfare, and regulation. By integrating theoretical literature with case studies of different policies written from a variety of perspectives, the course aims to develop analytical skills as well as an appreciation for the technical and political complexities of policy making.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(GOVT)(GOVT-American)
Primary readings in the field and extensive use of the internet-based documents. There will also be a series of case studies available from Harvard Kennedy School.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two exams and a series of case study analyses.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Prior exposure to quantitative methods is suggested.
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