AMS 391 • Policy Development
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
This seminar will examine how the second Bush presidency fits into the pattern of presidential policy development since Franklin Roosevelt. The 11 twentieth-century presidents who preceded George W. Bush provide ample evidence of policy initiatives, policy dilemmas, and policy outcomes. This evidence will be examined and evaluated. However, policy development at the national level is a collective activity in which the Chief Executive has many collaborators, competitors, and opponents, both here and abroad starting with the Congress, the courts and public opinion. The course will conclude with consideration of the emerging policy options which will animate debates in the upcoming 2004 presidential election.