PA582 All Discussions Latest 2017 August

| August 31, 2017

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PA582 Week 1 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2017 August

WEEK 1: VIEWPOINTS

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What does the term “public administration” mean to you?
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WEEK 1: APPROACHES TO PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

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The approaches to public administration can be categorized in various ways. One method is to refer to the approaches as “Managerial, Political, or Legal.” Please choose one of these approaches, and explain the basics.

PA582 Week 2 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2017 August

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WEEK 2: POLICY PROCESS

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What is meant by the term “policy process”? Who may be viewed as stakeholders on a federal public policy issue? To what extent do you feel that the stakeholders should have a say in the process of setting the policy?

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WEEK 2: CITIZENS’ INPUT

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Have you ever attended a meeting of a local government? Could you please share your experiences? If not, could you please check the website of a local government in your area, and relate to us the procedures for attending and/or speaking?

PA582 Week 3 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2017 August

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WEEK 3: COMPARING BUDGETS

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How do you think a government budget is similar to your household budget? How do you think it is different?

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WEEK 3: REVENUE SOURCES

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What are some of the taxes that you pay on a more or less daily basis? Income taxes? Sales taxes? Other? Can you tell which level of government the money is going to?

PA582 Week 4 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2017 August

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WEEK 4: GOALS OF PUBLIC POLICY

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Efficiency, equity, and stabilization should be considered as objectives in the development of public policy at any level of government. Please choose an example of a recent public policy, whether in your city or state or nationally, and explain how that policy helped to meet one of these goals.

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WEEK 4: DECISION MAKING

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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 it seem best suited to? Do you like and use this model?

PA582 Week 5 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2017 August

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WEEK 5: IMPLEMENTATION

6666 unread replies.7575 replies.What is meant by implementation? Assume in this regard that a new policy has been passed by the legislature in your state. In general terms, what are some of the steps for implementation?

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WEEK 5: EVALUATION

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What are some of the problems in trying to evaluate the effectiveness of policy outputs and policy implementation?

PA582 Week 6 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2017 August

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WEEK 6: SUNSET PROVISIONS

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In general, what is meant by a sunset provision? What is an example of such a provision in federal legislation? How does a sunset provision impact public policy?

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WEEK 6: CITIZEN INVOLVEMENT

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What is meant by an initiative (or ballot measure)? Is this technique allowed in every state? If it is allowed, how can it be used by citizens if there is a feeling that the elected officials are ignoring or circumventing a public policy?

PA582 Week 7 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2017 August

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WEEK 7: PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

7373 unread replies.8585 replies.In general, what is meant by the term public-private partnership? Do you have an example from your own community?

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WEEK 7: THE FUTURE

6666 unread replies.7878 replies.From your studies this session, and especially from your work on the Course Project, what do you feel is a major public policy issue facing the United States in the coming years?

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