The Political Biography of a New Policy

MPP 640

(3 units)

This course traces how a new policy is born; gathers support; is evaluated; and becomes a part of the legal, social, and economic system. It includes a review and summary of the American political system with an emphasis on contemporary developments, current issues, and alternative scenarios confronting the field of public policy. This course may, upon occasion, use a specific bill, policy, or body of legislation to illustrate the generic principles and issues confronting the practice of policy formulation and implementation.