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Name:Public Policy Formulation
Description:Students will examine theories of the policymaking process in the United States. Topics of influence in policymaking that are examined in this course include democratic representation, the role of the lobby, the impact of central mandates, referenda and initiatives, budget considerations, the influence of media, and the role of campaign finance.
Offered (DAY schedule):
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s): PS111

Course Objectives

Students shall understand and/or be exposed to the process and function of national, state, and local policymaking, case studies of successful and unsuccessful policy, the formulation of social and political organizations/special interests and their influence, the role of budgets in policymaking, the rationale behind the imposition of policy mandates, the nexus between elections and policymaking, the role of the media in the formulation of public policy.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher Instructor New Used Rental eBook
S 2016 AMERICAN PUBLIC POLICY 9781285869773 COCHRAN 11TH 16 CENGAGE L Pare $0 $143 $0
S 2016 UNDERSTANDING PUBLIC POLICY 9780205757428 DYE 13TH 11 PEARSON Majewski $0 $85 $0
F 2014 UNDERSTANDING PUBLIC POLICY 9780205757428 DYE 13TH 11 Majewski $0 $95 $0
F 2011 Public Policymaking 9780618974726 Anderson 7 Wadsworth Majewski $0 $0
F 2011 Essence of Decision 0321013492 Allison 2 Longman Majewski $0 $0
F 2011 ESSENCE OF DECISION 0-321-01349-2 ALLISON 2 LONGMAN Majewski $28 $21
F 2011 PUBLIC POLICYMAKING 0-618-97472-5 ANDERSON 7 WAD Majewski $111 $83
S 2008 PUBLIC POLICY WILSON MCG Southard $81 $61