Political Economy and Public Policy Analysis II

Schools of Public Engagement: Milano General Curriculum

Non-Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Pol Econ & Public Policy II

Spring 2020

Taught By: Nidhi Srinivas

Section: A

CRN: 3232

Credits: 3

This course is designed to introduce historical, theoretical and disciplinary perspectives essential for critical thinking about the policymaking process. The course begins with the economic paradigm and the standard rational model. We then explore various responses to and critiques of this paradigm through different conceptual lenses, drawing on ideas from the political science, sociology, public and social policy and economics fields. Topics include agenda-setting, policy diffusion, institutional analysis, policy research and ethics; we consider both domestic and international contexts. The primary intention of the course is to provide the tools necessary to better establish scholarly expertise in the field of policy analysis. In addition, the readings and student contributions will introduce the class to a range of seminal policy topics and problems. Class sessions are led by the students and the course concludes with student presentations of their own policy analyses of major policy issues using material from the course.

Open to: PhD students; master's level students with permission.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Milano General Curriculum (NMIL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:16am 9/24/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm



Date Range: 1/22/2020 - 5/6/2020