PPA 414 Comparative Public Policy

Contemporary public policy has become inherently comparative in nature, as decision-makers and citizens demand that policy initiatives be justified in relation to what is happening in other jurisdictions. What are the trends and leading indicators of policy change today? Does globalization necessarily undermine the capacity of nation states to address domestic concerns? A comparative analysis of policy areas including health, immigration, human rights, environment may help explain why, and to what extent, political decision-makers really have choice. (Formerly PPA 603). Lect: 3 hrs. Prerequisite: POG 214 or POG 314 or PPA 211 or PPA 623, Antirequisite: PPA 700 Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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