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A 7 page paper discussing some of the myriad regulations with with private companies must comply. There are many areas in which government regulation is oppressive for private corporations, but minimum wage and payroll tax issues are common to all. Though underlying intentions may be admirable, legislators and administrators need to evaluate their actions with greater care ...

This 10 page paper evaluates the influence of business on public policy and whether or not it is too great. Campaign finance reform is disused along with related issues. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

A 15 page paper assessing factors that tourism promoters in Philadelphia should consider in attempting to increase business-related tourism in that city. The paper discusses the economic benefits of tourism and the need for the local community to be involved in the effort, and presents Las Vegas and Hickory, North Carolina as examples of ...

This 5 page paper looks at management's responsibility in planning for emergency response. California is the focus of this paper. The SEMS prototype is discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 4 page paper that discusses the Operation Area Handbook - Management as found in the 2006 edition of the Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) Guidelines for the state of California. Bibliography lists 1 source.

An 8 page paper discussing the shortcomings of a constitution alone in guiding the direction of a nation. The paper is based on Anthony DeJasy's observation of a constitution as a "chastity belt" for government, for which government holds the key. The paper concludes that the Constitution we have would suffice nicely in ...

This 4 page paper uses the idea that the Holocaust could happen again if people are not watching. The Patriot Act and the religious right in America are viewed as dangerous forces. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 6 page overview of the laws that have been implemented to protect Native American antiquities and human remains. The author traces the legislative effort from the 1906 Antiquities Act through the Archaeological Resources Protection Act, the the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990, and the California Native American Graves and ...

A 3 page overview of public policy formulation regard to the implementation the 1996 Telecommunications Act. Discusses policy formulation and legitimization, as well as the ability of statute to structure implementation. Emphasizes that the provisions of the Act have been made largely ineffective due to the numerous challenges the Act has faced and by the ...

This 3 page paper argues that the Patriot Act should be changed. Various facts about the Act are relayed. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 10 page paper explains the three major industrial relations theories. it then discusses industrial relations under the Hawke, Keating, Howard and Rudd governments, mentioning some of the major policies, such as the Workplace Relations Act and the Forward with Fairness Act. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

This 10 page paper provides an overview of The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) inclusive of its history and how it affects the region economically and environmentally. Recent difficulties for TVA are duly noted. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

This 10 page paper considers the problem of retention of officers and enlisted personnel in the US Navy. This paper covers some of the basic elements of discussions around retention, including the history of the Navy, the call for downsizing under the Clinton Administration, and the efforts made to maintain experienced personnel in the ...

This 7 page report presents a critical essay written on the topic that “Workers at the bottom of the economic ladder are paid enough.” An initial essay is presented and then criticized in terms of its overall argument and pseudo reasoning/fallacies. Then, the essay is revisited and suggestions are made of how it should be revised to better state the author’s ...

This 3 page paper examines a well known essay by Woodrow Wilson. The essay is critiqued and the concept of administration is examined. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 4 page paper that begins with a scenario of a fire house provided by the student. These firefighters are causing accidents. The question is how did communication break down. The writer argues it is a breakdown in culture, in communicating the vision, in not punishing reckless behavior and suggests these issues be communicated to ...

This 6 page paper examines EMTALA, the way it was written and the confusion it caused, as well as implementation and enforcement issues. The paper provides an overview of the legislation and its ramifications. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

This 3 page paper examines the U.S. Constitution and the Supreme Court. How do both of these concepts support the wealthy? The concepts are discussed based on Parenti's opinion. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 15 page paper evaluating a study conducted in the Chicago inner city designed to provide peer education to low-income families with at least one asthmatic child. The focus of the peer education was in reducing or eliminating environmental factors that contribute to asthma, such as the presence of dust mites and other allergens. The study design ...

This 55 page paper provides an overview of a study on interventions in multivictim situations. Since the events surrounding the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York City, the countries of the West have struggled to determine whether their emergency response methods and educational systems in place are adequate for large scale ...

This 3 page paper is written in 2 parts. The first part considers if 1 the UK government’s modernization programme deliver a more effective planning system and the second part looks at what the main aims of the current modernisation efforts of UK planning may be from a central government perspective. The bibliography cites ...

A 19 page paper discussing the balance of government regulation and economic growth in the United States, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom and France, the world’s five leading economies in terms of GDP. All of the leaders differ quite considerably from each other in the manner in which they oversee and regulate business and ...

This 7-page paper discusses the GASB, its history and its impact on financial reporting. The paper also delves into the organization's potential future. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 5 page paper looks at the handling of a disaster at the state level and a need for federal assistance. When evaluating emergency response in the state of California, and how it is aligned with the federal government, it becomes clear that federal resources are important. FEMA is discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 7 page paper discussing the implications of increasing budgetary restrictions on government at all levels. The effects of greater accountability and still-increasing budgetary restrictions is that governments are expected to operate more as businesses. A business can cease to exist if it fails to serve its customers and make sound economic choices for its own operation, ...

This 11 page paper examines social capital, and the role of community in the United States. Works like Putnam's Bowling Alone and Hillary Clinton's It takes a Village are used in the analysis. The paper argues both sides of the issue and concludes that both views are compatible and can be embraced in ...

A 2 page paper discussing the inability of the competitive market to greatly affect public goods. Though there are areas that government function can provide greater benefits than would exist without that government involvement, government nonetheless in many cases interferes with the ability of the competitive market to contribute to efficiency in the production ...

A 4 page paper providing recommendation to the British government regarding additional financial aid to Ethiopia. The recommendation for the British government and for the governments of other Western "rich" countries giving aid to Ethiopia is to maintain historic levels of financial assistance, followed with increased financial assistance entrusted to NGOs to administer and ...

Before the mid-1990s, public policy was based on a welfare state in which the government was viewed as the answer to all societal ills. For example, in the circumstance where a person was without employment, that person would be assisted by the government with financial support. This changed with globalization, the end of the Cold ...

A 9 page paper discussing how governments of developing nations can promote economic growth through government policy. Government policy can encourage or inhibit economic growth, both in the short term and for long-term sustainability. Those nations that have chosen policy based on a desire to encourage economic development have prospered. Singapore's methodical and systematic approach to planning ...

A 5 page research paper that examines David Rusk's book on urban politics, Cities Without Suburbs. The writer offers a summation of Rusk's argument that urban problems can be aided by consolidating city and county governments. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 3 page essay/research paper that addresses an editorial by Nicholas Kristof in The New York Times (September 7, 2005), which links the inefficiency of the federal government in handling the crisis in New Orleans caused by Hurricane Katrina to the deeper, more systemic problem of poverty in the US. The writer discusses his point ...

This 3 page paper takes a look at rationing as it occurs in the United States and abroad. The ethics of rationing, the problems of HMOs and other contemporary dilemmas are explored. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

This 15 page paper is replete with information about the history and political background of Proposition 13. Did Proposition 13 work? Opinions vary. How school fared is one focus of this comprehensive paper. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 4 page paper examines the structure and evaluates the concept of bureaucracy. Is there a solution to the problems created by this system that contains a lot of red tape? Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 6 page paper examines ways in which to prepare for an earthquake in New Jersey. Some history is provided about quakes in New Jersey. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 12-page paper provides an over view of Social Security, its history, what went wrong, and how it can be fixed. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A HEALTH POLICY REVIEW

  • 8 page paper

This 8-page paper covers an analysis of a city ordinance for Calabases, CA, number 2006-217, also known as its "Comprehensive Second-Hand Smoke Control Ordinance." The paper discusses the reason for the ordinance, the history and costs and benefits. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 15 page paper provides an overview of the development of the CAP and the structure of the European Union. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

This 10 page paper examines predatory lending laws and the debate about impending legislation. Should state law rule or should a federal law supersede them? Each side of the issue is explored. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 12 page paper examines the HIPAA law and how it is applied in general. The focus is on acute care facilities and how they are managing. Implications for the future as new rules mandate compliance for 2005 and 2006 are explored. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

An 8 page discussion of the importance of this 1982 law. The author of this paper emphasizes that, despite its many challenges and despite its potential for misuse the Freedom of Information Act is a critical element in insuring transparency, fairness and efficiency in executive government. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

A 35 page paper in two parts. The first section discusses internal operation of the investment firm in terms of management principles, including the value of workplace diversity, creativity and innovation. The second part addresses the specific conditions of rental property management in New York City. Conditions in the housing market in the city are such ...

A 17 page paper discussing environmental justice, policy and environmental law as the concepts apply to Altgeld Gardens, a low income housing development on Chicago's South side that was built in the 1940s on top of an industrial waste dump. The greatest portion of the paper is a case study of the development of ...

A 7 page paper discussing considerations for the city council of a fictitious city of 250,000 as the council embarks on a five-year study of zoning to control urban sprawl in the economically healthy and rapidly-growing city. The paper uses the example of the decay of downtown Detroit and sprawl into outlying suburban areas as an example of ...

This 5 page report discusses the fact that the president appoints the justices of the Supreme Court, thereby influencing interpretation of Constitutional law for many years to come. The argument has been raised that it is an important enough issue that the American voters have a right to know what qualities either Vice President Al Gore or Governor George ...

This 8 page paper takes a look at this Act that passed in 2004. The law is evaluated and discussed in depth. All sources are from academic journals. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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