PPS188.01 – WHOSE DEMOCRACY? PARTICIPATION AND PUBLIC POLICY IN THE UNITED STATES

Overview of patterns in Americans’ engagement and disengagement from civic life. Examination of why people do (and do not) participate. Skews based on gender, race, ideology, and class differences. Role of American interest groups and social movements in policy change. Influence of public policies (e.g., federal tax laws, participation requirements, and programs such as AmeriCorps)

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PPS116D.003 –POLICY CHOICE AS VALUE CONFLICT

This course examines the ethical and moral complexities of public policy formation and implementation in the past and present. The aims of this course are 1) to analyze and examine the varied moral foundations of public policy formation; 2) to sharpen students’ capacity for ethical reasoning; and 3) to locate contemporary policy debates within the

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History 196KS.01 – Leadership in American History

The seminar will focus on political, social, business, and artistic leaders in American history and problems which have called for leadership. In addition to selected short reading, students will examine closely the following: James MacGregor Burns’ “Leadership”; Walter Clark’s “Ox Bow Incident”; Niccolo Machiavelli’s “The Prince”; May and R. Neustadt’s “Thinking in Time”; Robert Penn

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History 72D – American Dreams/American Realities

This seminar will examine the role of such myths as “rags to riches,” “beacon to the world,” the “frontier” and the “foreign devil” in defining the American character and determining the hopes, fears, dreams and actions of people throughout American History. Also, attention is given to the surface consistency of these myths as accepted by

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PPS 195S-30 – MORAL COURAGE & LEADERSHIP

Students will explore the issue of moral courage development at Duke University. A central premise of the course is that the college experience affects the development of students’ moral foundations. One way to make this seemingly abstract topic more specific is to ask the questions, “What is the best way to spend $1,000,000 to enhance

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PPS 145 – LEADERSHIP, POLICY AND CHANGE

This seminar will focus on the policy questions, arguments, and options we formulate together after reading three new, provocative books: The Great Disruption, about the global climate crisis and what the author calls “the end of Economic Growth Version 1.0”—a world economy where it will no longer be an option to live beyond the means

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PPS 144S – SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN ACTION

Social Entrepreneurship in Action is a leadership course in applied social innovation. The central goal of the course is to provide students with an academic opportunity to leverage their experiences and interests to create social innovation initiatives. More than a traditional social entrepreneurship education course, the course design is based on the principle that significant

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