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Fall 2013 - 63780 - PA392C - Theory and Philosophy of Public Policy I

Instructor(s): Lincove, Jane Arnold
Unique Number: 63780
Day & Time: Th 9:00 am -12:00 pm
Room: SRH 3.360
Waitlist Information:For LBJ Students: UT Waitlist Information
Final Exam Information:December 11, 2013 - 9:00am - 12:00pm SRH 3.312
Course Overview

Year‐long course, divided in two parts  (PA 392C and PA  392D), exploring the theoretical underpinnings of public policy. Includes political philosophy concepts and various theoretical approaches to the policy making process

Section Description

This is the first part in a two-course series designed to provide an overview of philosophical and theoretical foundations of academic policy analysis and research. Part I will introduce students to classical readings in the field of public policy, as well as contemporary perspectives on policy research. We will focus on broad frameworks for policy research to help students understand modern perspectives on social science research, academic policy research, and the role of policy analysis in a democratic society.