Academic Papers on Public Policy Analysis

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Bureaucracy

  • 5 page paper

Approximately 5 pages containing five short essays relevant to public administration. Topics discussed include : bureaucracies, Rourke's views on contemporary politics, Federalism, administrative accountability, and the paradigms of public administration. No bibliography available.

This 6 page paper looks at German social scientist Max Weber's definitions, characteristics, and value of bureaucracy. It also reviews his opinion that bureaucracies serve a social good and have a significant role in human development. Bibliography lists five sources.

Bureaucracy & Weber

  • 5 page paper

Sociologist Max Weber's work is discussed in light of recent observations by James Q. Wilson, in this 5 page paper. Bureaucracy is discussed in a general sense as well, which includes specific examples such as the Bureau of Motor Vehicles and the Internal Revenue Service. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

15 pages in length. The author discusses the policy analysis of the Greenhouse Effect. The problem of the greenhouse effect is defined. The different proposals are discussed. A recommendation is made to curtail the greenhouse effect. Several sources cited. Greenpol.

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.

In this 6 page case analysis, the writer evaluates a plan proposed by Denver, Colorado's Planned Parenthood Chapter to pay certain teenage girls a dollar a day for avoiding pregnancy. The social ramifications of this controversial idea are assessed and the writer takes the position of the National Board for this esteemed association in deciding ...

A 10 page paper that deals with the technicalities in starting a nonprofit organization emphasizing the need for an overall strategic plan. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 6 page professional presentation in which the writer argues against the use of passive restraints in automobiles as an effective way to reduce automobile-related injuries and fatalities. Various safety hazards and costs are pointed out and it is realized that although passive restraints will save lives, there are alternative methods that will be statistically ...

A 10 page research paper that describes the effects of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act on transportation in the U.S. The writer presents the concept that while companies, government agencies and transit centers have attempted to provide accessibility to disabled Americans, there are many hidden problems that prevent many disabled from accessing ...

19 pages worth of essays on specific policy analyses ranging from the provision of medical services for the homeless to increasing the driving age, and more. Available as an entire document or sold separately in 2-3 page essays. No Bibliography.

Performance monitoring refers to a system or process for measuring the results achieved by public programs. In this 1 page paper, the writer thoroughly explains the concept, performance indicators, and the role of feedback. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

In 9 pages, the author discusses the issues concerning community policing in urban neighborhoods that are predominately made up of minorities, while focusing on one particular neighborhood, which is Miami, Florida. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

This 8 page paper reflects upon a number of land surveying and right of way cases, including the precedent setting Parsippany-Troy Hills Township vs. Bowman case of 1949, and considers the implications for determining surveying processes based on the precedents set in the cases presented. No additional sources cited.

A 7 page paper exploring in economic terms whether social welfare functions are either realistic or relevant expressions of collective goals. The paper briefly addresses the origins of nations’ collective goals typical in Western thought and presents compassion as an admirable national trait, but also points out that those advocating proposed social programs frequently ...

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 ...

A 7 page paper discussing a case in which the St. John district of Canada's Coast Guard has been faced with the necessity of implementing budget cuts. Morale is low in all ranks; discipline is lax. Crews are not required to maintain even minimum discipline and there is little regard for distinctions between private ...

This 9 page paper examines the social housing policy which has emerged in Britain. The privatisation of council houses has been achieved by the encouragement of partnerships between housing associations and local authorities. The large scale transfer of properties, the way in which grants were awarded and the role modern of the housing association is ...

A 7 page paper. The number of homeless children and adolescents in the United States is a national shame and embarrassment, so concludes this writer. The paper addresses specific issues: the changing profile of the homeless; the five categories of homeless youth; statistical data; the effects of homelessness on children and adolescents; programs for homelessness; ...

Port Privatization

  • 30 page paper

A 30 page paper the effects of privatization on the operations and productivity of many of the world's ports. One aspect of increased globalization has been to illustrate in clear terms the benefits of competition and free-market conditions, and the same principles apply to port operation. It behooves national governments to establish conditions conducive ...

A 6 page analysis of Steven Kelman's book "Making Public Policy." In this book, Kelman argues the rather unfashionable view that—all in all- the role that government plays in the lives of American citizens is "more worthy admiration and faith" than of "dislike and cynicism." Kelman's basic thesis is that for the policy-making process to ...

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 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 ...

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 2 page paper discussing the possibility of producers sharing pollution permits. We already know that many organizations will not operate with the good of the environment as their top priority. It seems clear that government regulation is necessary, and on an ongoing basis. However, regulation could well be achieved through other ...

A 2 page paper evaluating the statement, "prices ought to be equal to marginal cost." Without the provision of equal access, public goods can all too quickly become club or even private goods that have been provided at the expense of all taxpayers while not being available to all taxpayers. Prices need to ...

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