February 7 - April 29, 2008 Look at the Washington post and...

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23:11:29 Look at the Washington post and NYT to get newspaper articles Floor debates Charles O James 1.) Substance vs. Process a. Substance – what can fix the problems, how to fix the problems b. Process – how the things happen in life. i. How policy is made ii. Focus more on models to understand the behaviors that policies go to. iii. Process model – came out of his study of the clean air act 1. Useful way to organize thoughts 2. Pg 29 c. Many kinds of process models i. Institutional processes 1. What is the relationship between the president and congress? 2. Have to give a State of a Union – President a. Give the congress an agenda setting speech 3. How the courts systems work 4. Relationships between the institutions ii. Group processes 1. Truman – group process – pluralism 2. Need to have group process to understand the world 3. Role of the departments of government a. Act like interest groups iii. Policy processes 1. What are the stages and order that policies usually go through
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