Spring for 2017-2018
Resources are finite, and policy-making commands trade-offs. For example, an agency or department might focus on the prevention of nuclear terrorism at the expense of other priorities, such as violent crime policing or pandemic planning and response. But such a decision might not represent the best use of scarce resources, depending on the risk associated with each priority. This course examines risk management in the public policy context. It introduces students to the concepts and methods of risk, risk assessment, and risk management; and it presents examples of applications of these concepts and methods in policy settings including national/homeland security, foreign policy, financial regulation, public health, and the environment.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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