Thunder Bay • Orillia

Type B: Social Sciences - Politics of Public Policy

Political Science 4555 Politics of Public Policy
Students are equipped with analytical insights into the politics of policy-making. The course content will focus on the strategic context of politics that often shapes the environment of public policy itself, seeking to answer questions such as: How do we study the multiple political factors that produce various outcomes/patterns of public policies? Do leftist and rightist parties have a different impact on policy outcome? Do policy-makers' paradigms have an effect on major choices in social or economic policy? Do some structures of party competition facilitate unpopular cutbacks of social benefits?
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Political Science 1100 or permission of the instructor
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences