/ POL 329
- Spring 2011-2012
Public Leadership and Public Policy
This course will review key Presidential policy decisions on issues such as the Iraq wars, the Watergate tapes, the Voting Rights Act and the Cuban missile crisis, and will consider the ethical, legal, and operational frameworks for effective, responsible public leadership. Students will review relevant literature from history, psychology and politics, discuss the central policy issues in each case, and evaluate the decision-making process in view of these frameworks.
Sample reading list:
Presidential Decisions for War
Overconfidence and War
150 pages of readings per week. One short term paper and one long final paper.
Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 10%
Paper in lieu of Final - 50%
Precept Participation - 40%
Open to Juniors and Seniors Only.
Class number: 42655