PUBPOL 763: GLobal Issues: Drugs, Crime, and Terrorism

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Winter 2010
Credit Hours

This course will explore the global issues of illegal drugs, crime and terrorism. Course content emphasizes policy options, formulation and implementation, and the tools and skills needed to produce effective recommendations for decision making. Students will analyze the conflict between vigorous pursuit of solutions to the issues and other foreign and public policy objectives and try to determine how they impact national interest and foreign policies of the U.S. and other countries. We will also examine the national and international organizational structures and legal frameworks created to deal with problems in these areas. Students will make judgements on current and future developments and assess new lines of action that national and international policy makers might initiate to find solutions to these problems. This course will devote considerable attention to the similarities and links between the illegal drugs, crime and terrorism phenomena.