Readings

Lec # Topics readings

1

Introduction to the Course

 

 

2

Fish Banks Simulation

 

Required Readings

Amazon logo Layzer, Judy. "The New England Groundfish Crisis." In The Environmental Case. Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2002, pp. 183-208. ISBN: 9781568027265.

Background Materials on the New England Fisheries Crisis -

CLF: The Road to Groundfish Collapse and Turning the Corner to Recovery: A Brief History of the New England Fisheries Crisis (1976-1997).

NOAA: History of the New England Fisheries Industry.

3

Fish Banks Simulation (cont.)

 

4

What are "Public Policies?"
 

Required Readings

Amazon logo Orren, Gary R. "Beyond Self-Interest." In The Power of Public Ideas. Edited by Robert Reich. Cambridge, MA: Ballinger, 1987, pp. 13-29. ISBN: 9780887301285.

Amazon logo Steven Kelman. "Why Public Ideas Matter." In The Power of Public Ideas. Edited by Robert Reich. Cambridge, MA: Ballinger, 1988, pp. 31-53. ISBN: 9780887301285.

Policy Tools News Clippings. (Articles from the press)

5

Designing Government?

 

Required Readings

Federalist Papers: 10, 47, 51, and 78.

Selected News Clippings.

Recommended Readings

Amazon logo Kelso, William. "Three Types of Pluralism." In American Democratic Theory: Pluralism and Its Critics. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1978, pp. 12-29. [18p] ISBN: 9780837198255.

Amazon logo Dahl, Robert. Who Governs? New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1963. ISBN: 9780300000511.

Amazon logo Heymann, Philip P. "How Government Expresses Public Ideas." Chapter 4 in The Power of Public Ideas. Edited by Robert Reich. Cambridge, MA: Ballinger, 1987. [25p] ISBN: 9780887301285.

Amazon logo Reich, Robert. "Policy Making in a Democracy." Chapter 6 in The Power of Public Ideas. Cambridge, MA: Ballinger, 1987. [35p] ISBN: 9780887301285.

Amazon logo Friedman, Milton, and Rose Friedman. Free to Choose. New York, NY: Harcourt Brace, 1990. ISBN: 9780156334600.

Amazon logo Mills, C. Wright. The Power Elite. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2000. ISBN: 9780195133547.

Amazon logo Olson, Mancur. The Logic of Collective Action. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1971. ISBN: 9780674537514.

Amazon logo Truman, David. "Interest Groups and the Nature of the State." In American Society Inc. Edited by M. Zeitlin. New York, NY: Markaham Publishing, 1970. ISBN: 9780841040144.

Amazon logo Putnam, Robert. "Introduction: The Comparative Study of Political Elites." In The Comparative Study of Political Elites. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1976, pp. 2-19. [18p] ISBN: 9780131541955.
Walker, Jack. "A Critique of the Elitist Theory of Democracy." American Political Science Review 60, no. 2 (June 1966): 285-295.

6

Models of Public Policy Decision Making
 

Required Readings

Amazon logo Van Horn, et al. Politics & Public Policy. Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2001, introduction and chapters 1, and 2. [55p] ISBN: 9781568024837.

Hansen, B. "Nuclear waste." CQ Researcher Online 11 (June 8, 2001): 489-504. Retrieved August 8, 2005.

Recommended Readings

Whiteman, David. "The Fate of Policy Analysis in Congressional Decision Making: Three Types of Use in Committees." Western Political Quarterly 38, no. 2 (1985): 295-296.

Mooney, Christopher Z. "Putting it on Paper: The Content of Written Information Used in State Lawmaking." American Politics Quarterly 20, no. 3 (1992): 359.

7

National Security Policy - Foreign Threats
 

Required Readings

Cooper, M. "New defense priorities." CQ Researcher Online 12 (September 13, 2002): 721-744.

———. "North Korean crisis." CQ Researcher Online 13 (April 11, 2003): 321-344.

North Korea News Clippings.

Amazon logo Van Horn, et al. "Chief Executive Politics." In Politics & Public Policy. Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2001, pp. 157-192. ISBN: 9781568024837.

Recommended Readings

Amazon logo Adams, Gordon. "The Business of Defense." In Hays, Vallance, & Van Tassel, American Defense Policy. Baltimore, MD: John's Hopkins University Press, 1996, pp. 151-159. ISBN: 9780801854736.

8

National Security Policy - Domestic Threats

Required Readings

Kady, Martin. "Homeland Security." CQ Researcher 13, no. 31 (2003): 749-772.

Kenneth, Jost. "Civil Liberties Debates." CQ Researcher 13, no. 37 (2004): 893-916.

National Security and Civil Liberties News Clippings.

"The U.S. Patriot Act: A Sketch." Congressional Research Service, (2002). (PDF)

Recommended Readings

Masci, D. "Civil liberties in wartime." CQ Researcher Online 11 (December 14, 2001): 10-1040.

"The U.S. Patriot Act: A Legal Analysis." Congressional Research Service, (2002). (PDF)

Amazon logo Heclo, Hugh. "Issues Networks and the Executive Establishment." In The New American Political System. Edited by Anthony King. Washington, DC: American Enterprise Institute, 1978, pp. 87-124. [37p] ISBN: 9780844733159.

9

Trade and Development Policy

Required Readings

Cooper, M. "World trade." CQ Researcher Online 10 (June 9, 2000): 497-520.

Amazon logo Sampson, Gary P., ed. "Overview." In The Role of the World Trade Organization in Global Governance. New York, NY: United Nations University Press, 2001. ISBN: 9789280810554.

Amazon logo Ricupero, Rubens. "Rebuilding confidence in the multilateral trading system: Closing the 'legitimacy gap." In The Role of the World Trade Organization in Global Governance. Edited by Gary P. Sampson. New York, NY: United Nations University Press, 2001. ISBN: 9789280810554.

Recommended Readings

Amazon logo Annan, Kofi. "Laying the foundations of a fair and free world trade system." In The Role of the World Trade Organization in Global Governance. Edited by Gary P. Sampson. New York, NY: United Nations University Press, 2001. ISBN: 9789280810554.

10

Trade and Development Policy (cont.)

Required Readings

Hansen, Brian. "Globalization Backlash." CQ Researcher 11, no. 33 (September 28, 2001).

Amazon logo Broad, Robin, ed. "Challenging Corporate Conduct." In Global Backlash. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2002. ISBN: 9780742510340.

Amazon logo Strauss, Levi. "Business Partner Terms of Engagement and Guidelines for Country Selection." In Global Backlash. Edited by Robin Broad. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2002. ISBN: 9780742510340. (Reprint)

Christison, Bill. "The Trial of Jose Bove." Motion Magazine, August 7, 2000.

Amazon logo Subcommandante Marcos "Our Word is Our Weapon." In Global Backlash. Edited by Robin Broad. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2002. ISBN: 9780742510340.

Recommended Readings

Amazon logo Ericson, Rose Benz. "The Conscious Consumer: Promoting Economic Justice through Fair Trade." In Global Backlash. Edited by Robin Broad. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield. ISBN: 9780742510340.

Amazon logo Hale, Angela. "What Hope for 'Ethical' Trade in the Globalized Garment Industry?" In Global Backlash. Edited by Robin Broad. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2002. ISBN: 9780742510340.

Amazon logo Masih, Iqbal, and Blair Underwood. "Presentation and Acceptance of Reebok Youth in Action Award." In Global Backlash. Edited by Robin Broad. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2002. ISBN: 9780742510340. (Reprint)

Tanner, Jane. "Living Wage Movement." CQ Researcher 12, no. 33 (September 27, 2002).

11

Environmental Policy: Pollution and Environmental Justice

Required Readings

Laws, David. "Introduction to Environmental Justice." (PDF)

Cooper, Mary. "Bush and the Environment." CQ Reporter 12, no. 37 (October 25, 2002).

Recommended Readings

Laws, David, and Martin Rein. "Reframing Practice." In Deliberative Policy Analysis. Edited by Maarten Hajer, and Hendrik Wagenaar. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2003, pp. 180-201.

Cooper, Mary. "Environmental Justice." CQ Reporter 8, no. 23 (1998): 529-552.

12

Environmental Policy: Pollution and Environmental Justice (cont.)

 

13

Environmental Policy: Endangered Species

Required Readings

Amazon logo Mann, Charles, and Plummer. "The Awful Beast is Back." In Charles Mann and Plummer Noah's Choice. New York, NY: Knopf, 1995, pp. 147-175. ISBN: 9780679420026.

U.S. Supreme Court. TVA v. Hill

U.S. Supreme Court. Babbit v. Sweet Home.

Summary of TVA v. Hill and Babbit v. Sweet Home.

Amazon logo Van Horn, et al. Politics & Public Policy. Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2001, chapter 4. [33p] ISBN: 9781568024837.

14

Environmental Policy: Endangered Species (cont.)

Recommended Readings

Downs, Anthony. "Up and Down with Ecology: The Issue-Attention Cycle." Public Interest 28 (1972): pp. 38-50.

15

Energy Policy

Required Readings

Cooper, M. "Suv debate." CQ Researcher Online 13 (May 16, 2003): 449-472.

"Automobile and Light Truck Fuel Economy: The CAFE Standards." Congressional Research Service, 2003. (IB90122)

Recommended Readings

Amazon logo Quirk, Paul. "Policy Making in the Contemporary Congress." Chapter 9 in The New Politics of Public Policy. Edited by Landy and Levin. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995. ISBN: 9780801848780.

16

Health Policy

Required Readings

Greenblatt, Alan. "Obesity Epidemic." CQ Researcher (January 31, 2003).

Clark, Charles "Crackdown on Smoking." CQ Researcher (December 4, 1992).

Recommended Readings

Jost, Kenneth. "Closing in on Tobacco." CQ Researcher (November 12, 1999).

17

Health Policy (cont.)

Required Readings Epstein, K. "Covering the uninsured." CQ Researcher Online 12 (June 14, 2002): 521-544.

 

Bettelheim, Adriel. "Medicare Reform." CQ Researcher (August 22, 2003).

18

Health Policy (cont.)

 

19

Social Policy

Required Readings

Amazon logo Lipsky, Michael. "The Critical Role of Street Level Bureaucrats," and "Street Level Bureaucrats as Policy Makers." Chapters 1, and 2 in Street Level Bureaucracy. New York, NY: Russell Sage, 1980, pp. 3-12, and 13-25. ISBN: 9780871545244.

Recommended Readings

Glazer, S. "Welfare reform." CQ Researcher Online 11 (August 3, 2001): 601-632.

20

Social Policy: Allocating Rights

Required Readings

Jost, K. "Affirmative action." CQ Researcher Online 11 (September 21, 2001): 737-760.

Amazon logo Balkin, Jack M. What Brown v. Board of Education should have said. New York, NY: New York University Press, 2001. ISBN: 9780814798898.

Amazon logo Van Horn, et al. Politics & Public Policy. Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2001, Chapters 7. [39p] ISBN: 9781568024837.

Recommended Readings

Amazon logo Linsky, Martin. "The Media & Public Deliberation." Chapter 9 in The Power of Public Ideas. Edited by Robert Reich. Cambridge, MA: Ballinger, 1988. ISBN: 9780887301285.

Amazon logoHeifetz, Ronald, and Riley Sinder. "Managing the Public's Problem Solving." Chapter 8 in The Power of Public Ideas. Edited by Robert Reich. Cambridge, MA: Ballinger, 1988. [27p] ISBN: 9780887301285.

21

Social Policy (cont.)

Required Readings Jost, K. "Abortion debates." CQ Researcher Online 13 (March 21, 2003): 249-272.

 

Vennochi, Joan. "Abortion Foes Won by Framing Debate." Boston Globe, October 23, 2003.

Amazon logo Van Horn, et al. Politics & Public Policy. Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2001, chapter 8. [41p] ISBN: 9781568024837.

22

Crime Policy: A Cost-Benefit Analysis

Required Readings OMB Circular on Economic Analysis.

 

Piehl, Anne, Bert Useem, and John Dilulio, Jr. "A Cost Benefit Analysis of Imprisonment in Three States." Center for Civic Innovation (1999): 1-15.

Recommended ReadingsKopp, Raymond J., Alan J., Krupnick, and Michael Toman. Cost Benefit Analysis and Regulatory Reform. Washington, DC: Resources for the Future. 1997. (PDF)

 

23

Public Health and Risk Assessment

Required Readings Amazon logo Putnam, Susan W., and Jonathan Baert Wiener. "Seeking Safe Drinking Water." Chapter 7 in Risk vs. Risk. Edited by John D. Graham and Jonathan Baert Wiener. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1995, pp. 124-148. ISBN: 9780674773042.

 

24

Evaluating Educational Policy

Required Readings

Howell, William, Patrick Wolf, David Campbel, and Paul Peterson. "School Vouchers and Academic Performance: Results from Three Randomized Field Trials." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 21, no. 2 (2002): 191-217.