The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Course Opportunity for 15W: PBPL 5: Introduction to Public Policy

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This Winter Term, the Rockefeller Center offers its gateway to the Public Policy minor.
PBPL 5: Introduction to Public Policywith Professor Ronald Shaiko (10 Hour)

This course is designed as the gateway offering for students beginning to pursue a minor in public policy through the Rockefeller Center. The term will be divided into four main components:

  • The Nature of Public Policy: What is Public Policy, Who Makes It, and Why Study It?
  • Making Public Policy: The Process, Structure, and Context of Policymaking
  • The Policy Players: Institutional and Non-Institutional Actors
  • The Policy Game: Rules, Strategies, Culture, and Resources

In the concluding section of the course, we will be pursuing specific policy domains—environmental policy, education policy, health care policy, welfare policy, immigration policy, and defense policy. 
Dist: SOC; WCult: W.

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