HS 521A — Political and Organizational Analysis
Focuses on refining the analytical skills useful to students for understanding the political and organizational factors influencing public policy. Most readings were selected because they represent an innovative, interesting, or challenging piece of analysis. The goal of each class is to identify and critique the core arguments of the work, the conceptual categories and assumptions on which the argument is based, and the data presented in its support. There is a focus on the differences in making arguments from the point of view of science, policy-making and political choices. Usually offered every year.