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Woods College of Advancing Studies

Political Science


Professors: Judge James Menno, Probate and Family Court, A.B., Ph.L., J.D. Boston College; Marie Natoli, A.B. Hunter, Ph.D. Tufts, M.B.A. J.D. Suffolk.

PO 31301  Executive Politics|
PO31301 Syllabus
The political environment in any organization influences how power, control and conflict are used to affect change and develop policy. Course explores the dynamics among executive branch personnel in making public policy in American national government, focusing on the president, White House staff, senior presidential appointees in the agencies and career civil servants. Attention is given to the sources and uses of political power in the executive branch, the various configurations of political conflict found across policy areas, the constraints imposed by the larger political environment; the impact of uncertain international tensions and competing centers of power.
Spring, Wed 6:30–9, Jan 15–May 7, Professor Natoli

Anticipated Political electives 2014-2015
Protecting the Future: Intelligence and Domestic Issues;
Federal and State Relations: Contemporary Issues