Political Science | Business and Public Policy in the United States
Y396 | 3952 | Ensley


The presence and involvement of the business community in the
political process is a great source of uneasiness and tension in
America.  In this course, we will investigate the impact of the
business community on the creation and implementation of public
policy in the United States.  Special emphasis will be placed on the
institutional environment in which public policy is made and
implemented.  In particular, we will analyze how the American system
of government, in which the power to govern is dispersed between the
Congress, the President, the bureaucracy, the courts, and the state
and local governments, enhances and limits the ability of the
business community to shape public policy.