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POLI 2315 The New Politics of Public Policy (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course examines how American politics and policy has changed since the mid-1960s. Topics include the causes and consequences of divided government; congressional, presidential, and judicial influence on policy development; and the long-term consequences of heightened demand for government benefits and services, huge budget deficits, and declining public confidence in government. We will focus on income maintenance programs (especially Social Security, Disability Insurance, food stamps, and AFDC), asking whether these programs are likely to expand or contract in coming years.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): R. Shep Melnick

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17