O&L 761 - Policy Analysis in the Pluralistic Society (3)

Policy Analysis is the application of social and economic theory and empirical findings to the prediction of the effects of new laws or rules. The traditional and accepted methods for doing this, which still prevail, are challenged by new political and philosophical forces, which are driving a reconsideration of the values and priorities influencing decision-makers. In this course, students see the basics of traditional policy analysis and learn to articulate their values vis-a-vis any proposed policy.