Has the Affordable Care Act been a success or a failure, and how do we know? What would a “college for all” policy look like? Are legislators trying to protect women’s health, or do they want to make abortions illegal? What’s a CBO score? This course examines how conflicting values, goals, and policy solutions lead to the public policies we see at the local, state, and national level. Students will learn research design tools to answer three main questions:
The course will draw primarily on the current political environment, but will also call upon U.S. political history to frame our discussions.
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