17.30[J] Making Public Policy

Class Info

Examines how the struggle among competing advocates shapes the outputs of government. Considers how conditions become problems for government to solve, why some political arguments are more persuasive than others, why some policy tools are preferred over others, and whether policies achieve their goals. Investigates the interactions among elected officials, think tanks, interest groups, the media, and the public in controversies over global warming, urban sprawl, Social Security, health care, education, and other issues.

This class has no prerequisites.

17.30[J] will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by J. Thompson.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S. This class counts as a CI-H.

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