The readings for this week have examined at length the considerable—and increasing—time pressures placed upon decision-makers and policy analysts. At a time of multiplying public problems, and a finite number of resources, it becomes a paramount concern to select those public policy problems that deserve placement on the national policy agenda. This collision of mounting public problems and limited public resources presents a significant challenge to policy analysts. They must not only address issues that affect the greatest number of citizens but that also warrant timely and often costly policy solutions. In this Assignment, you consider the wide array of public policy problems in the country today. You select an issue that you feel demands immediate placement on the national policy agenda. You also provide a rationale for selecting that particular policy problem to the exclusion of others that might also warrant a response from elected decision-makers.
For this Assignment:
Submit to your Instructor a brief (1- to 2-page) paper that includes the following:
The public policy problem you will analyze(National Security and Privacy)
Which decision-maker you will address your analysis paper to
Why you believe this is an issue of local, state, national, or international importance
In addition to citing this week’s Learning Resources, include three additional scholarly resources published in the last three years.
Be sure to cite all resources in APA format
Anderson, J. E. (2015). Public policymaking: An introduction (8th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning.
Chapter 3, “Policy Formation: Problems, Agendas, and Formulation” (pp. 89–132)
Bardach, E., Patashnik, E. M. (2016). A practical guide for policy analysis: The eightfold path to more effective problem solving (5th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: CQ Press.
Part I, “The Eightfold Path”
“Step Four: Select the Criteria” (pp. 27-46)
“Step Five: Project the Outcomes” (pp. 46-65)
Guess, G. M., & Farnham, P. G. (2011). Cases in public policy analysis (3rd ed.). Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press.
Chapter 2, “Problem Identification and Structuring” (pp. 23–73)
Liu, X., Lindquist, E., Vedlitz, A., & Vincent, K. (2010). Understanding local policymaking: Policy elites’ perceptions of local agenda setting and alternative policy selection. Policy Studies Journal, 38(1), 69–91.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
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