Civil Rights/Liberties: General
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[ Regulatory & Policy ] Civil Rights/Liberties: General
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[ Regulatory & Policy ] as a Relevant Course outside SLS for those interested in Decision-Making : Lawyers working in the policy arena must understand both how organizations work and what will motivate individuals in those organizations in order to determine appropriate rules and mechanisms to implement their policy goals. This course on organizations provides insight into how planning and decision-making in organizations can go wrong (for example, as a result of organizational resistance to change), and an appreciation of the possible pathologies that can develop in organizations that have become bureaucratic.
General course Description:
Policy reform and organizational resistance. Organizations include government and other bureaucracies such as not-for-profit schools, universities, hospitals, international organizations, political parties, and agencies. Hubris and policy making, including pathologies of decision making and planning, abuse of intelligence, biased information, overselling to publics, lack of knowledge about context, and unintended consequences.
Course Style: A Substantive course teaches the law, theory, and policy in a particular area of law