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2010-2011 Undergraduate General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

PST 301 - Theories of Policy Formation

3 credits
Theories and models of the policy-making process. The course examines how different theories view the role of political leadership, bureaucratic institutions, interest groups, social movements, academic experts, and business in the policy-making process. The course also identifies stages in the policy-making process and how different social actors affect the process at those stages. The course provides students with the analytic tools to understand variations in the policy-making process across issues.