In recent years, scholars from a number of social science disciplines have examined the evolution of political institutions and public policies in the United States. The chief concerns have been the ways in which state institutions constrain and enable policy makers; the ways in which ideas and policy-relevant expertise have impacted on the development of new policies; the ways in which societal interests have been organized and integrated into the policy process; and the forces that have shaped the evolution of institutions and policies over time. This seminar will provide an opportunity to survey the literature drawn from several theoretical perspectives in the field and consider competing arguments and hypotheses concerning the development of the American state and its changing role in the economy and society. Although there is no prerequisite for this seminar, prior exposure to policy analysis and quantitative methods will prove beneficial.
COURSE FORMAT: Lecture/Discussion
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS GOVT Grading Mode: Graded
Prerequisites: NONE Links to Web Resources For This Course.
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