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This seminar will explore successful public policies from various countries around the world. Each week we will discuss a specific policy—how it works, its strengths and weaknesses, whether it is transferable to other countries, and whether we would include this policy in a utopian community we might create. The seminar is based on a BBC series, My Perfect Country. Before each class, all students will listen to a podcast and answer a discussion question about the podcast. Each week 2-3 students will also find articles about the topic of the week and comment on them. At the end of the semester, students will create and present their own podcasts detailing a successful public policy.


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Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration


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Public Policy Administration 197: Policies for a Perfect Country