PUBLPOL Politics and Collective Action
Intellectual Property: Patent Law
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Politics and Collective Action
School of Humanities & Sciences
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[ Regulatory & Policy ] Intellectual Property: Patent Law
Why it is relevant for ...
[ 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 politics and collective action develops an understanding of the goals and tactics of various agents and interest groups in the political process.
General course Description:
Classic theories for why collective action problems occur and how they can be solved. Politics of aggregating individual decisions into collective action, including voting, social protest, and competing goals and tactics of officials, bureaucrats, interest groups, and other stakeholders. Economic, distributive, and moral frameworks for evaluating collective action processes and outcomes. Applications to real-world policy problems involving collective action.
Course Style: A Substantive course teaches the law, theory, and policy in a particular area of law