Credit Weight: 0.5 Prerequisite(s): Political Science 1100 or permission of the instructor Description: Students are equipped with analytical insights into the politics of policy-making. The course content will focus on the strategic context of politics that often shapes the environment of public policy itself, seeking to answer questions such as: How do we study the multiple political factors that produce various outcomes/patterns of public policies? Do leftist and rightist parties have a different impact on policy outcome? Do policy-makers’ paradigms have an effect on major choices in social or economic policy? Do some structures of party competition facilitate unpopular cutbacks of social benefits? Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

Political Science 4555 Politics of Public Policy

Credit Weight: 0.5 Prerequisite(s): Political Science 1100 or permission of the instructor Description: Students are equipped with analytical insights into the politics of policy-making. The course content will focus on the strategic context of politics that often shapes the environment of public policy itself, seeking to answer questions such as: How do we study the multiple political factors that produce various outcomes/patterns of public policies? Do leftist and rightist parties have a different impact on policy outcome? Do policy-makers’ paradigms have an effect on major choices in social or economic policy? Do some structures of party competition facilitate unpopular cutbacks of social benefits? Offering: 3-0; or 3-0




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