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Comparative Public Policy


Public policy in advanced industrialized democracies from a comparative perspective. Topics include theories of policy-making and comparative inquiry, policy processes, policy networks, policy content, policy convergence and disparities, transatlantic policy-making architecture and global governance. Students work in teams with public administration students in Romania and the UK in a simulation of a public policy challenge – outsourcing of publically-supplied services - which governmental decision-makers commonly confront in the advanced industrialized democracies.