I. What Do We Fight About?
1 Introduction
2 Public vs. Private Problems
3 Policy Goals: Equity, Efficiency (Welfare)
4 Policy Goals: Security, Liberty (Homeland Security)
5 Globalization Essay 1 due
6 Globalization (cont.)
II. Problems and Solutions
7 Ideas and Power in the Policy Process
8 Defining Problems: Symbols, Numbers and Causes
9 Attaching Solutions to Problems: Policy Entrepreneurs and Tipping Points
10 Defining Problems: Interests, Experts, and the Media (Health Care)
11 Devising Solutions: Rules, Facts, Rights, Power, Inducements
12 Social Security Essay 2 due
13 Social Security (cont.)
III. The Conventional Approach To Resolving Disputes
14 Resolving Disputes in Congress (Taxes)
15 Resolving Disputes in Agencies (Endangered Species)
16 Resolving Disputes in Agencies (cont.)
17 Resolving Disputes in Courts (School Desegregation)
18 Resolving Local Disputes (Hazardous Waste)
19 Peer Editing, Essay 3
20 Adversarial Decision-making Processes Essay 3 due
IV. Alternative Approach To Resolving Public Disputes
21 Direct Democracy: Ballot Initiatives
22 Resolving Disputes Through Deliberation
23 Negotiated Rulemaking
24 Collaboration / Consensus-Building (Wetlands)
25 Peer Editing Essay 4
26 Collaborative Processes Essay 4 due