POLS 644. Justice and Public Policy in Democratic Societies. 3 Hours S.

Examines the ethical and philosophical choices that inform public policy in democratic societies. The guiding idea of the course is that public policies reflect underlying decisions about the nature of state authority and the just use of that authority. The theoretical focus is on modern European and American liberal democratic thought; the empirical focus is global. Among the policy issues examined in the course are public education, immigration, gender equality, same-sex marriage, and drugs. Prerequisite: Sophomore level or consent of the instructor. LEC.

Minor in Public Policy in the United States


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