Academic Papers on U.S. Federal Politics

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Apportionment in Congress is presented in this 5 page paper. The design of apportionment in both houses is discussed along with contemporary economists' view of fairness in the original methodology. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 10 page paper discusses the legislature in depth and concentrates on how a bill becomes a law. A brief history on how the branch of government was designed is included. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 7 page paper outlines the United States government's system of checks and balances. A discussion of recent historical events shows how the system is often challenged but remains stable. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 9 page analysis that explores the merit pay considerations for the Clinton Administration in its government reform movement—both immediate and long-term. As part of the discussion, the writer analyzes administrative reform decisions centered around staff 'entrepreneurship,' accountability, alternative reward systems, unionization, retirement pensions, and health care. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

A 5 page paper that addresses the current situation in farming, especially in light of the 1996 Farm Bill, which suggests reductions in subsidy programs and calls for agricultural reform. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Domestic Terrorism

  • 17 page paper

A 17 page paper that provides an overview of domestic terrorism. This paper demonstrates that while current numbers of acts of domestic terrorism are decreasing, the magnitude and impacts of the acts that do occur are causing signficant loss of life and injury. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

An excellent 12 page paper in which the writer looks at the adverse effects of illegal immigration on the U.S. economy and other areas as well. It is believed that while immigrants are largely responsible for "building" the U.S.,-- the presence of illegal immigrants cannot be tolerated as their very existence suggests contempt towards our ...

A 5 page paper discussing the problems that surround California and the issue of illegal immigrants from Mexico. There are many financial burdens placed upon California as a result of the many illegals coming across the border. Hypothetical situations are examined and the impact they may have between now and the year 2010. What is ...

8 pages in length. The immigration and assimilation of Asians, Latinos, and African Americans has a history of controversy. Each group has been the subject of harrassment and exteme prejudice. One of the most blatant forms of harassment was the internment of Japanese during World War II. Unlide Latinos and Asians, Africans did not come ...

A 9 page paper evaluating the attitudes that many of our social and economic ills are caused by immigration. Immigrants are accused of inundating the labor market with low-wage, low-skilled labor, further depressing wages. One author applies the term 'welfare magnet,' stopping just short of saying that immigrants are leaving their native countries ...

A 5 page paper that provides and overview of the basic premise of Ronald Dworkin's perspective on abortion in 'Life's Dominion: An Argument About Abortion, Euthanasia and Individual Freedom', and then demonstrates the flaws in applying his ideas from a socio-political perspective. Bibliography included.

6 pages on the role and importance of the U.S. House, Senate, etc; in contemporary American government & politics. The writer also offers the career of a one particular Congressional freshman to illustrate points made. Specific examples from the mid-1990's are provided. Bibliography lists approximately 6 sources.

A 6 page paper on distributive, redistributive, and regulatory policy at the Federal level. An example of each is provided-- specifically covering proposed health care reforms, cigarette tax increases, and FDA intervention. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 9 page research paper arguing that the role of interest groups is essentially to complement that of political parties and not to compete with them. The writer includes a number of good analytical points and examines the varying capacities in which interest & pressure groups can become involved in the Democratic election process. Bibliography ...

A 4 page, analytical explication of an article entitled "Deregulation and Interest Group Influence" in which the author analyzes the potential impact of interest groups on group-based power using various pertinent issues and case studies such as the Group Motor Carrier Act of 1980. It is posited that the U.S. executive branch & office of ...

A comprehensive 8 page look at the J. Paul Getty Trust, headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Discussing its role as a public organization, the writer looks at the Trust's strong political influence and its commitment or lack dhereof to the community. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 3 page discussion of child support in the United States and the problem of collecting from "deadbeat dads." The writer sees the issue as an intergovernmental one and comments specifically on important laws which gave the Federal government collection authority during the mid-1990's. Bibliography lists 4 supporting sources.

An 8 page research paper examining public opinions about the impact of social integration and the social environment on political participation relevant to civil rights. The writer looks at things that motivate people to act politically as well as things that cause them to believe that doing so would be futile. An extensive literature review ...

An 8 page research paper discussing some problems associated with the Office of the President. The writer pinpoints trouble with the fact that U.S. President elects receive no formal training from their predecessors and are poorly-assimilated into the job. Proposals for remedy are provided. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

2 essays, each 3 pages in length. Essay #1 examines the various decision-making models that were used by those involved in deciding U.S. policy during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Essay # 2 looks at the role that national interest plays in public policy and decision-making. No Bibliography.

This 8 page paper considers the nature of public policy as it is defined within the governmental process, and then relates the exact nature of the policy process to issues like fallibility, conflict of values, impaired inquiry, and play of power. This paper takes into consideration the defining characteristics of public policy as it ...

A shorter, 5 page version of Cuba etc.wps. No Bibliography.

Social and political theories attempt to explain motivations behind executive decision making in this 10 page paper. Highlighted are the decisions reached by President John F. Kennedy during the 1960's in the midst of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 10 page research paper on the social and psychological workings behind legislative action. The writer focuses on paternalism, eudaimonism, and special interest lobbying as the basis for shifting paradigms in U.S. governmental attitudes. Also included in the paper is a description of how shifting attitudes have resulted in the beginning of change. ...

A 6 page discussion of the modern-day communitarian leader Mary Ann Glendon. Paper is primarily a review of contrasting opinions that exist in political literature and the news. Bibliography lists 5 sources including Glendon's controversial book "Rights Talk."

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