POLD67H3 The Limits of Rationality

This course critically examines the relationship between politics, rationality, and public policy-making. The first half of the course surveys dominant rational actor models, critiques of these approaches, and alternative perspectives. The second half of the course explores pathological policy outcomes, arrived at through otherwise rational procedures.
Areas of Focus: Comparative Politics; Political Theory; Public Policy

Prerequisite: 

[( POLB70H3) and ( POLB71H3) or POLB72H3] or [ POLB90H3 and POLB91H3] or PPGC66H3 and [1.0 additional credit at the C-level in POL or PPG courses]

Enrolment Limits: 
25
Breadth Requirements: 
Social & Behavioural Sciences