Ways and Means: Teaching Political Strategy and Heresthetic by Simulating the Budget Process

  title={Ways and Means: Teaching Political Strategy and Heresthetic by Simulating the Budget Process},
  author={Alex Smith and Stephen C. Phillips},
  journal={Journal of Political Science Education},
  pages={93 - 103}
Abstract Simulations offer opportunities for students to receive instruction in political strategies and practice developing political skills without the real-world consequences faced by policymakers. Budget simulations introduce students to collective action problems prevalent at all levels of American government and can be used in a variety of courses. While developing and passing a budget provides students with practice, carefully constructing the simulation introduces the heresthetic… 
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