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Reserves Goodman: PSCI 3320

PSCI 3320


Learning Module #1: Course Introduction to Public Policy


  1. Moe, Terry M. 2003. “Power and Political Institutions.” Perspectives on Politics 3: 215-233.
  2. Hacker, Jacob and Paul Pierson. 2014. “After the “Master Theory”: Downs, Schattschneider, and the Rebirth of Policy-Focused Analysis.” Perspectives on Politics 14: 643-662.

    Learning Module #2: United States Constitution and the Federal System


  1. United States Constitution
  2. Caughey, Devin and Christopher Warshaw. 2016. “The Dynamics of State Policy Liberalism, 1936-2014.” American Journal of Political Science 60: 899-913.
  3. Callen, Zachary. 2017. “Repurposing the Administrative State.” The Forum: 15: 379-393.
  4. Heineman, Kenneth J. 2016. “Asserting States’ Rights, Demanding Federal Assistance: Texas Democrats in the Era of the New Deal.” Journal of Policy History 28: 342-374.

    Learning Module #3: Part I of the Policy Process: Agenda Setting and Formulation


  1. Sheingate, Adam. 2003. “Political Entrepreneurship, Institutional Change, and American Political Development.” Studies in American Political Development 17: 185-203.
  2. Gilens, Martin and Benjamin I. Page. 2014. “Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens.” Perspectives on Politics 14: 564-581.
  3. Rutledge, Paul E. and Heather A. Larsen Price. 2014. “The President as Agenda Setter-in-Chief: The Dynamics of Congressional and Presidential Agenda Setting.” Policy Studies Journal 42: 442-464.
  4. Mintrom, Michael. 1997. “Policy Entrepreneurs and the Diffusion of Innovation.” American Journal of Political Science 41: 738-770.
  5. Jansa, Joshua M., Eric R. Hanson, and Virginia H. Gray. 2019. “Copy and Paste Lawmaking: Legislative Professionalism and Policy Reinvention in the States.” American Politics Research 47: 739-767.

    Learning Module #4: Part II of the Policy Process: Implementation, Evaluation, and Feedback


  1. Lindblom, Charles E. 1959. “The Science of ‘Muddling’ Through.” Public Administration Review 19: 79-88.
  2. Berry, Christopher R., Barry C. Burden, and William G. Howell. 2010. “After Enactment: The Lives and Deaths of Federal Programs.” American Journal of Political Science 54: 1-17.
  3. Maltzman, Forrest and Charles R. Shipan. 2008. “Change, Continuity, and the Evolution of the Law.” American Journal of Political Science 52: 252-267.
  4. Mettler, Suzanne. 2002. “Bringing the State Back in to Civic Engagement: Policy Feedback Effects of the G.I. Bill for World War II Veterans.” American Political Science Review 96: 351-365.
  5. Galvin, Daniel J. and Chloe N. Thurston. 2017. “The Democrats’ Misplaced Faith in Policy Feedback.” The Forum 15: 333-343.

    Learning Module #5: Economic Development in American Public Policy


  1. Bartels, Larry M. 2003. “Homer Gets a Tax Cut: Inequality and Public Policy in the American Mind.” Perspectives on Politics 3: 15-31.
  2. Carnes, Nicholas. 2017. “Adam Smith Would Be Spinning in His Grave.” The Forum 15: 151-165.
  3. Ellis, Christopher. 2017. “Social Class, Meritocracy, and the Geography of the “American Dream.”” The Forum 15: 51-70.
  4. Taylor, Andrew. “Reforming the Appropriations Process.” National Affairs (Spring 2019): 33-49.

    Learning Module #6: Race and American Public Policy


  1. Bateman, David A. 2016. “Race, Party, and American Voting Rights.” The Forum 14: 39-65.
  2. Acharya, Avidit, Matthew Blackwell, and Maya Sen. 2016. “The Political Legacy of American Slavery.” Journal of Politics 78: 621-641.
  3. Weaver, Vesla M. and Amy E. Lerman. 2010. “Political Consequences of the Carceral State.” American Political Science Review 104: 817-833.

    Learning Module #7: Social Welfare Policies


  1. Berry, William D., Richard C. Fording, and Russell L. Hanson. 2003. “Reassessing the ‘Race to the Bottom’ in State Welfare Policy.” Journal of Politics 65: 327-349.
  2. Rosenfeld, Sam. 2010. “Fed by Reform: Congressional Politics, Partisan Change, and the Food Stamp Program, 1961-1981.” Journal of Policy History 22: 474-507.
  3. Schneider, Mark, Paul Teske, Melissa Marshall, and Christine Roch. 1998. “Shopping for Schools: In the Land of the Blind, A One-Eyed Parent May be Enough.” American Journal of Political Science 42: 769-793.
  4. Williamson, Vanessa. 2019. “Public Ignorance or Elitist Jargon? Reconsidering Americans’ Overestimates of Government Waste and Foreign Aid.” American Politics Research 47: 152-173.
  5. Jacobs, Lawrence R. 2014. “Health Reform and the Future of American Politics.” Perspectives on Politics 12: 631-642.

    Learning Module #8: The Contemporary Policy Environment


  1. Castle, Jeremiah. 2019. “New Fronts in the Culture Wars? Religion, Partisanship, and Polarization on Religious Liberty and Transgender Rights in the United States.” American Politics Research 47: 650-679.
  2. Hawes, Daniel P. and Austin Michael McCrea. 2018. “Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor and We Might Buy Them Dinner: Social Capital, Immigration, and Welfare Generosity in the American States.” Political Research Quarterly 71: 347-360.


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