PA 582 Public Policy Formulation Implementation

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PA 582 Public Policy Formulation Implementation 

PA 582 Public Policy Formulation Implementation

A+ Entire Course: Paper Week 3, 6 |Course Project Week 6| Midterm Exam| Discussions Week 1-7| Final Exam

Approaches to Public Administration Paper Week 3


Approaches to Public Administration Paper

This assignment is worth 100 points. Your report is to be prepared as a Word document and transmitted to the instructor as a Dropbox attachment. The entire document is to be 600 to 1,000 words in length.

To earn full points, you must address each of these items:

  • Description of the approaches to public administration: managerial, political, and legal (30 points)
  • Identify the approach that you identify with the most (15 points).
  • Explanation of why you selected this approach (20 points)

Identify the approach that you identify with or understand the least (15 points)

Course Project U.S. Immigration Policy Week 6


The Policy Research Paper is a course-long project that allows you the opportunity to examine a current national societal issue that you feel could be properly alleviated, or perhaps even resolved, via public policy making.

This paper is valued at 200 points. This paper will be graded on the quality of the research topic, the quality of the information properly cited within the paper, the analysis and recommendations, grammar, and sentence structure.

As you consider topics, remember that this policy paper should contain a comprehensive assessment of the problem, the proposed policy, and the potential consequences of implementation of that policy. When you write your paper, you should think of yourself as a staff person who must advise a policy maker facing a problem that must be resolved in the near future. As this staff person, adopt one of the perspectives of public administration as discussed in class, and frame your responses around this approach…

This paper is valued at 200 points….

Midterm Exam

(TCO A) Of the following, which is not a central value of the managerial approach? (Points : 5)

(TCO A) As values, representation and transparency:

(TCO A) Public administration is similar to private management in that (Points : 5)

(TCO A) Under the political approach to public administration, individuals are considered as: (Points : 5)

(TCO A) In the United States, politics are salient to public administration because: (Points : 5)

(TCO C) During the 20th century, the government in the United States grew and expanded immensely. This trend has continued into this century. This growth and expansion is known as: (Points : 5)

(TCO C) Congressional oversight is: (Points : 5)

(TCO C) In 1946, the Administrative Procedure Act was passed to (Points : 5)

(TCO I) Organized interests can influence administrative policy making through (Points : 5)

(TCO I) The popularity of interest groups is based largely on the assumption that (Points : 5)

(TCO E) Which of the following are generally considered to be uncontrollable government expenditures? (Points : 5)

(TCO E) In 1993, the Congress of the United States passed the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA). This act most closely seeks to (Points : 5)

(TCO E) Property taxes tend to be (Points : 5)

(TCO E) Which of the following constitutes the largest source of federal revenues (Points : 5)

(TCO I) Discuss how you as a citizen can try to have an impact on policy making by public administrators within a department or agency at a national level.(Points : 20)

(TCO C) Define the term “interest group” (or “special interest group”), and explain how an individual may try to influence public policy via such a group. (Points : 20)

(TCO C) Define the term stakeholder for purposes of a discussion of public policy. Also explain how any given person may be a stakeholder in more than one way on a public policy issue involving governmental finances. (Points : 20)

(TCO A) Healthcare access and affordability is an issue that has become more prevalent in our society and has been the subject of much debate and legislation. Suppose for the sake of this question that the Congress of the United States government has at long last passed legislation providing for universal healthcare coverage, and the president has signed it into law. In other words, each and every citizen and resident of the United States is now entitled to healthcare services without regard as to the ability to pay.
Focusing only on the managerial approach to public administration, please address how the government departments or agencies will be structured to implement this new policy. You may wish to address the values under that approach, the possible organizational structure, the view of the individual, and budgeting issues. (Points : 40)

(TCO E) If you are a policy maker at a local level seeking funding for a new program or service, you will be facing issues that are different from policy makers at the national level. Please explain three or more of those issues and challenges. (Points : 40)

Midterm Exam Study Guide

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Discussions Week 1-7

All Students Posts 401 Pages

Viewpoints & Approaches to Public Administration Discussions Week 1 All Students Posts 57 Pages

Viewpoints – 28 Pages

Let’s begin the discussion by you answering the question, what does the term public administration mean to you? How have you been involved with public administration? What are the differences between the private sector and the public…

Approaches to Public Administration – 29 Pages 

The three approaches are a method to understand or categorize public administration.  We may find ourselves tending to favor one approach over another because of our own philosophical thoughts and interests.  When you think about the three approaches….

Policy Process & Citizens’ Input Discussions Week 2 All Students Posts 58 Pages

Policy Process – 29 Pages

What is meant by the term “policy process”?  Who might be viewed as stakeholders on a federal policy issue?  To what extent do you feel that the stakeholders should have a say in the process of setting policy? Why have public administrators gained authority, independence and influence in…

Citizens’ Input – 29 Pages 

Have you ever attended a meeting of a local government (I have attended hundreds, maybe thousands) or served on an advisory board? Could you please share your experiences? If not, could you please check the website of a local government in…

Comparing Budgets & Revenue Sources Discussions Week 3 All Students Posts 70 Pages

Comparing Budgets – 32 Pages

Public services cost money.  Public administrators have a huge role in developing a government’s annual spending plan which depends upon a vast array of funding sources – mostly taxes.  This week we will be discussing governmental budgeting. When I prepare my annual city budget, I need to have a balanced budget.  In other words, cities and states cannot have a deficit.  On the other hand, the Federal government can spend more than it raises in revenues if it deems necessary.  What are the advantages of this authority? What is generally the largest expenditure of state and local governments combined?…

Are some expenditures by government generally uncontrollable?  What are some examples?

Revenue Sources – 38 Pages 

Study and share a recent budget of your local government. Compare sources of revenue among classmates. What sources are the same? Which ones are different? What are the major sources of revenue for the school operations? Many governments…

Goals of Public Policy & Decision Making Discussions Week 4 All Students Posts 59 Pages

Goals of Public Policy – 31 Pages

Let’s start with the Federal government.  Congress continues to debate an overhaul of immigrations laws.  Among other provisions, major controversies within the proposed legislation are the path to citizenship for existing illegal immigrants and border security.  In your view, what are the policy goals of…

Decision Making – 28 Pages 

Three models of decision making were addressed in this week’s readings. Let’s address each of the three starting with the rational-comprehensive model. Please describe that model. Which approach to public administration does…

Implementation & Evaluation Discussions Week 5 All Students Posts 55 Pages

Implementation – 30 Pages

What is meant by implementation? Assume in this regard that a new policy has been passed by the legislature in your state that is in your field of work, study or interest. In general terms, what are some of the steps for implementation? Some policies objectives are agreeable to most everyone…

Evaluation – 25 Pages

A public administrator is apt to make sure the policy is meeting performance objectives?  Is that how everyone will evaluate it?  What are some of the problems in trying to evaluate the effectiveness of policy outputs and policy implementation? How can you as a public administrator…

Sunset Provision & Citizen Involvement Discussions Week 6 All Students Posts 50 Pages

Sunset Provision – 23 Pages 

What does the term “sunset provision” mean?  Why are these used?  How does a sunset provision reduce the cost of a new program? What is the current status of the Patriot Act?  Have the provisions scheduled to sunset been reviewed? How does a sunset…

Citizen Involvement – 27 Pages 

Public-Private Partnership & The Future Discussions Week 7 All Students Posts 52 Pages

Public-Private Partnership – 27 Pages 

Let’s start by developing an understanding of public-private partnerships.  In general, what is meant by the term public-private partnership? Do you have an example from your own community? From a financial perspective?…

The Future Week 7 – 25 Pages 

Let’s talk about significant issues for policy makers and public administrators today.

From your studies this session, and especially…

Final Exam

Final Exam Study Guide

Answers prepared based on study guide

Public Policy Formulation Implementation