Sep 15, 2019  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20
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POLS 2000 - American Politics, Policy, and Administration

Introduction to American politics, policy, and administration. Investigates how public policies are formulated and implemented. Under conventional view of the politics/administration dichotomy, political factors such as political party and public opinion significantly dominate the entire phase of policy formulation. Governmental bureaucracies are supposed to faithfully implement public policies that political decision makers enact. During recent decades, governmental bureaucracies have been more heavily involved in policy formulation as well as policy implementation. Surveys the historical development from a perspective of democracy and bureaucracy. Asked to think about the ideal relationship among politics, policy, and administration.

Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 2SS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Ability to identify political and institutional procedures used to formulate public policies.
  • Ability to identify the built-in equilibrium between democracy and bureaucracy in American politics and the American Constitution.
  • Ability to identify the factors that maximize efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of public administration.
  • Ability to identify the political factors that influence policy formulation and how the factors are channeled into public policies.

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