May 31, 2023  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PS 325 The Politics of American Public Policy

Public policies in the United States are inherently political.  They are defined through political processes: designed by elected and non-elected individuals, implemented in the context of American political institutions and they in turn shape the character of political and public life in the United States. This course involves the examination and evaluation of various approaches to policy analysis, the consideration of various actors in shaping and implementing public policy, and the investigation of specific case-study policies, such as environmental policy, public health policy, immigration policy, gun control policy, and policies that promote mass incarceration in the U.S.