Political Science | Pub Adm Law & Pol: Approaches and Issues
Y565 | 3798 | Bickers

Y565/V690   This course will Meet on Tuesdays

This seminar is the introductory core course for graduate students
specializing in the field of public policy in the political science
program, as well as for students in the joint Ph.D. program of
Political Science and the School of Public and Environmental
Affairs.  The seminar surveys a wide variety of approaches to the
analysis and understanding of public policy.  The course is not a
survey of any particular set of substantive policy areas.  Instead,
it is intended as an examination of the enduring puzzles that
analysts of public policy commonly confront, the kinds of research
methodologies that they employ, and the techniques that they bring to
bear on their research questions.  The readings encompass a variety
of literatures, drawn from the various areas and approaches to the
study of public policy.