Analyze an actual political

Analyze an actual political

INFORMATION FOR PAPER A ROUND 3-5 PAGES

TOPIC

: Any issue that is now or has been addressed on any decision-making level (local,

state, national) of the A merican political arena.

FRAMEWORK

: The elements of the Political System Diagram on the class wiki and handed

out with the syllabus.

SOURCES:

You should cite at least 3 reliable sources of information for the issue you chose

(books, newspapers, magazines, online sites, interviews, etc.

OUTLINE OF PAPER

:

Introduction

Briefly describe the issue and the political arena (local, state, national) in which it took or is taking

place

.

Inputs/Demands

-Who is making the demands/generating the inputs

-What are the demands/inputs they’re making

-Where is support/opposition coming from

-Why do they support/oppose

-How are they making their demands/support/opposition known.

Conversion Mechanism(s)

-Which political body or bodies are involved in making a decision on the issue.

[Executive (person, office, department), legislative (committee/subcommittee in each house if

applicable), Judicial (what level of the court system, which judge(s) involved if relevant)]

-Apply Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How as above.

Output or Expected Output

-Type of decision made – law, rule, executive order, court decision, etc.

-Compromises made to reach decision or legal basis for decision-level

Feedback or Expected Feedback

-Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How

Relationship to What You’ve Learned

Briefly describe how the information in one or both textbooks and/or the experience of our

classroom Camelot simulation is similar or different from the process involved in addressing

the issue. Use at least 2 citations from the text(s) in relating your issue to what you’ve

learned. (You can do 1 citation from each text or 2 from the same text.)

Optional: Your Views on the Issue

You may express your views on the issue and why you hold them at the end of the paper.

Analyze an actual political

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