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Reserves Goodman: PSCI 3320

PSCI 3320

 

Learning Module #1: Course Introduction to Public Policy

Readings:

  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

Readings:

  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

Readings:

  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

Readings:

  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

Readings:

  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

Readings:

  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

Readings:

  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

Readings:

  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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