U6320: Political Context of Environmental Management | S. Tjossem

International and Public Affairs
Graduate Seminar
Tu 11AM-12:50PM

This class explores how the political system identifies public issues as problems requiring public action, and creates and implements policy solutions. It assesses what conditions foster change by anticipating likely outcomes and effective points of intervention to achieve policy goals. The course emphasizes the politics of environmental policymaking, using agriculture as a case study because it is a global enterprise with local to global scales of inquiry. We will explore the tension between the market and economic models and politics and political models of policymaking; interests and interest-group politics; the connections among expertise, knowledge, and policymaking; and the particular politics of policy issues that cross jurisdictional boundaries, including federalism and globalization.

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