Public Policy in the Real World
PUB PLC X 462
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This course is designed for those looking to comprehend the intricacies of policymaking and how it aligns with local and global politics.
What you can learn.
- Comprehend why certain policies and laws succeed over others
- Explore local politics as related to our public policy
- Evaluate global events and wars on a political scale
- Understand how politics, social and economic policies are interrelated
About this course:
Public policy comprises the principles on which our social laws and governing framework are based. In an ideal world, proposed policies affecting our everyday social and economic circumstances are developed with evidence and sobriety under the scrutiny of the public eye. However, this is seldom reality. This course will examine the fundamentals of policymaking, why certain laws and regulations succeed while others do not, and the inherent relationship between public policy and politics. The course will include a review of policy interventions and political responses from local and international case studies, ranging from the Spanish flu to the invasion of Iraq. Students will learn policymaking 101 and be able to identify the metrics of political success.