Public Policy in an Era of Disruption
We are witnessing a moment where many in the US mistrust existing policy elites and decision-making systems and have elected representatives to disrupt years of regulations and policies. In this course, we will seek a baseline for assessing the effect of this disruption by taking a deep dive into the history of those systems and policies under stress today, analyzing their strengths and weaknesses and the paths they were on before January 2017. Then we will explore how to assess the consequences of this political ferment. What effect has the “America First” agenda and approach had so far on various key sectors of our society? To what extent have new groups arisen to defend existing policies or to find ways to achieve traditional goals without federal partner?