Political Science | Comparative Public Policy
Y349 | 28007 | Combellick-Bidney


This course deals with comparing public policies in their social
contexts. We will explore current areas of policy controversy,
including climate change, control of the internet, biotech food,
immigration, healthcare, and homeland security. Discussion, both in
class and online, will be the prime arena for experimenting with the
differences in perspective that occur among stakeholders. Students
will choose a policy question on which to conduct more in-depth
research taking place in set phases over the duration of the course,
culminating in a critical analysis of the policy question in its
contemporary social context.