This course will focus on the role of different actors? perspectives in the policy process. The emphasis will be on understanding the different goals, tools, and constraints facing different actors in policymaking. The policy application will be health care reform: we will trace how it got on the policy agenda and its role in the 2008 campaign, the legislative process and subsequent regulations, the legal challenges, and efforts to implement the law including enrollment campaigns and healthcare.gov.
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