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Laura E Evans
PB AF 599
Seattle Campus

Special Topics

Study and analysis of special topics in public affairs. Topics vary each quarter depending on curricular needs and interests of students and faculty.

Class description

TOPIC: ADVOCACY FROM THE OUTSIDE: RACE, MARGINALIZATION, AND DIVERSITY IN POLICYMAKING - Marginalized communities face daunting challenges in policy advocacy. This course problematizes the multiple consequences of disparate social power for the policy process and it examines varying strategies employed to confront those challenges. Advocates from the periphery of power can face a variety of shortcomings-of money, membership, organizational development, opportunities for coalition formation, or stereotypes and trivialization in the wider public imagination. These disadvantages are particularly troubling when they often align with enduring racial divides in American society. The course devotes particular attention to the organizations, networks, and structures that advocates develop in response.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Blake N Cooper
Date: 05/03/2010