PA539: December 4 - 9, 2011
Instructor: Dr. Craig Shinn
As a seminar in public administration, the National Policy Process is studied on-site in Washington, D.C. Attention is paid to the actors and the action of policy process, to the institutionalization of that process, and to the administrative components of that process. Meetings are arranged with key policy actors in appropriate organizations including the Office of Management and Budget, Congressional staff, lobbyists and think tanks, the General Accounting Office, regulatory boards and various agencies. A current piece of legislation or set of legislative initiative is used as a case study throughout the week.