POLISCI Testing Models of Governmental Decision-Making (POLECON 682)
Civil Rights/Liberties: General
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Testing Models of Governmental Decision-Making (POLECON 682)
School of Humanities & Sciences
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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] Civil Rights/Liberties: General
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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] as a Relevant Course outside SLS for those interested in Public Policy : Public interest lawyers effect social change in a variety of ways, one of which is to push for changes in government policies or regulations. Students interested in a public interest practice should consider taking 1 or more courses that consider the process of decision-making by agencies and branches of the federal government.
General course Description:
This course surveys applications of formal models to several stages of decision making, primarily in the U.S. national government and with an emphasis on the legislative branch. The course begins with explicit consideration of issues in philosophy of science and introduces an analytic framework to be applied to specific research throughout remaining sessions. Substantive topics and applications covered include strategies of committees, roll call voting, policy formation, effects of special rules, congressional-presidential relations, and congressional-agency relations. Students should have taken POLECON 680 and POLECON 681. Also listed as Political Science 351C.
Course Style: A Substantive course teaches the law, theory, and policy in a particular area of law