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PPAD 712. Seminar in Public Policy II. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Restricted to doctoral students only. This seminar aims to facilitate examination of public policy in its macro context. It will assist participants in gaining an overview of fundamental and contextual features of public policy as it has evolved. It will explore underlying and outlying perspectives that shape thinking and theorizing and action about public policy, and that suggest fresh ideas about public policy. This will include selected aspects of philosophy of public policy, philosophy of methodology relating to public policy and epistemic pluralism as it relates to public policy. Continuation of PPAD 711.