Portland-State-University 2022-2023 Bulletin

PAP 616 Policy Process

This course focuses on the politics of the policy process. It examines the role, influence, and interaction of legislatures, executives, bureaucracies, courts, policy communities, and citizens. The course follows the stages of policy development: problem definition, agenda setting, budgeting, authorization, implementation, and oversight. Case material is taken from federal, state, and local governments with special consideration given to the intergovernmental aspects of the policy process.




admission to the Ph.D. program in public administration and policy.
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