Intro to Public Policy Analysis PSCI 2106
3 semester hours, Section 200,
Summer Term B: July 7 - August 7, M-F: 9:15 – 10:50*
Instructor: Srinivas “Chinnu” Parinandi, Assistant Professor of Political Science
In this class, we explore and learn about the governmental and economic factors that influence whether and why countries and states choose to make the policies that they do. We learn about how the structure of legislative institutions can have implications for policy-making, and we learn about when interest groups will be more likely to steer regulators toward siding with their agenda. We also discuss public policy in more theoretical terms: what does it mean to have a “fair” public policy, and what happens when a policy that was previously considered to be “fair” is no longer considered to be so?
*This course will be taught synchronously, which means classes will be held virtually during the days and times listed. However, class sessions will be recorded, so that students who cannot attend the scheduled class time can still participate in the course.