The book chapter you'll read this week introduces a lot of common concepts associated with American policymaking. It's not written specifically with energy or climate policy in mind, but it serves as a functional introduction to the process of policy, which in many ways is as important as the content in terms of outcomes. You will likely reference this chapter throughout the course, so having a good familiarity with it starting this week is key.
Reading Assignment (Penn State login required)*
- Cochran, Clarke E. (2012). Chapter 1 Public Policy An Introduction. American Public Policy: An Introduction. 9th edition (1-19). New York City, NY: St. Marten's Press.
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