1st set of policy lecture slides

1st set of policy lecture slides - 19-101 Introduction to...

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19-101 Introduction to Engineering and Public Policy Mark Kieler Baker Hall 126C X8-3645 Mk08@andrew.cmu.edu
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Engineering and Public Policy The department attempts to characterize effects of technology on society, and the influences of society on technology. Attempts to improve governmental decision-making processes, especially those that require a knowledge of scientific or engineering issues for a proper understanding
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Public Policy READING: Cochran, C. L., and E. F. Malone. Public Policy: Perspectives and Choices. New York. McGraw and Hill, Inc. 1985. Chapter 1.
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Public Policy Consists of political decisions for implementing programs to achieve social goals Objective: What do we want to achieve? Who will be affected? Program: Outlines the necessary steps to achieve the objective
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Public Policy Public Policy is about people, values, needs, options , and choices (Notice, we haven’t said anything about technology, or engineering, or science. But, the practice of science and engineering result in the deployment of technology that has social impact. Society also attempts to control SET)
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Scarcity of Resources Resources are scarce. They must be
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course EPP 19-101 taught by Professor Markkieler during the Spring '08 term at Carnegie Mellon.

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