POL/115 Week 3 Assignment U.S. Federal Bureaucracy and P

POL/115 Week 3 Assignment

U.S. Federal Bureaucracy and Public Policy
Step 1: Complete the federal bureaucracy matrix to demonstrate how it influences the U.S. political system. Include APA citations for all unoriginal ideas, facts, or definitions.

Elements of federal bureaucracy

In 100-250 words, explain each element, and discuss how it affects or influences the U.S. political system.

Civil servants

Government corporation

Cabinet departments

Independent regulatory agencies

Independent executive agencies

Merit system

Public administration

Spoils system

Privatization

Negotiated rulemaking

Step 2: Complete the public policy matrix to explain and the compare the main policy types.

Types of public policy

Explanation or definition

How is it the same or different from the other types of policy?

Example of the type of policy

Distributive policy

Regulatory policy

Redistributive policy

Hi tutor This is a reflection assignment you have to

Hi tutor

This is a reflection assignment you have to chose one of the attached chapters.

Please follow the instructions below for the reflection the reading part is the pdf workbook attached for the reflection you have just to answer based of your understanding from the workbook YOU CAN NOT use any outsource you must read and use the attached pdf reading ONLY you have to reflect by answering the reflection exercise on page 103 if you chose to do the Alfred and Corntassel chapter or page 113 if you chose to do the Corvino chapter.

Excellent answers are typically 250-350 words.

Workbook/BB: Reflections, “Your View of His Argument,” p. 103 OR “A Fourth World View,” p. 113.

Once you have read Zinn’s article,“Some Truths are Not Se

Once you have read Zinn’s article,“Some Truths are Not Self-Evident” write 250 word minimum to the following:

1. What was Zinn’s main point in the article? Specifically, what or whom does he credit with the expansion of democracy in America? Identify evidence used to support his argument.
2. Do you agree or disagree with Zinn’s assessment? Why or why not?

Book: Bowers, Michael, The Sagebrush State: Nevada’s His

Book: Bowers, Michael, The Sagebrush State: Nevada’s History, Government, and Politics 5th edition Chapter 1&2

Present the authors’ views in the first page and present your own argument in support or against the authors’ view in the second page. Please be informed that a mere summary of the chapters will not be sufficient.

Your country just overthrew its dictator, and you are the n

Your country just overthrew its dictator, and you are the newly elected President. Unfortunately, due to the divisions in the country and the years of war, economic, military, and political structures are non-existent. A group of loyalists to the old dictator have been detonating bombs, murdering civilians, assassinating leaders, and terrorizing towns with help from a neighboring country’s dictator.

Create a comprehensive plan for your new government. While creating this government identify 1) the governing style of your government and the principles that govern your leaders (see rubric); 2) the functions of various branches of government; 3) how to maintain public good in domestic areas through at least two programs; 4) an economic structure that is most beneficial to your citizens; 5) ways to create national unity; 6) ways to combat terrorism and violence; and, 6) international organizations to join

Choose and answer one​ of the prompts below. Your answer

Choose and answer one​ of the prompts below. Your answer should be 5-7 pages long and submitted to the Turnitin link on the course webpage on TritonEd. 1. Explain the leadership hypothesis. 2. Explain the combat contract. 3. Explain the security dilemma.

do not use other resources

Structure a policy argument or claim that is definitive, de

Structure a policy argument or claim that is definitive, designative, evaluative, and advocative, using one of these terms: (a) crime, (b) pollution, (c) terrorism, (d) quality of life, (e) global warming, (f) fiscal crisis, (g) human rights, and (h) unemployment.
Convert the argument in the first discussion into a policy debate by providing an objection and a rebuttal.
Explain if and why the qualifier changed after introducing an objection and rebuttal. If the qualifier did not change, explain why it did not change.
Discuss at least two benefits to structuring arguments before and while developing written documents.

1. Developing a clear and concise thesis statement (an arg

1. Developing a clear and concise thesis statement (an argument) in response to the following question: Does the film have the power to transform political sensibilities?

2. Writing an outline for a five paragraph analytical essay building on a clear and concise thesis statement, including topic sentences and secondary supports

3. Identifying and explaining three scenes from the film text in support of the thesis statement/argument.

4. Writing an introductory paragraph for the outlined analytical essay

Reflect on interest groups and democracy. Discuss whether i

Reflect on interest groups and democracy. Discuss whether interest groups magnify the power of individuals to influence government and public policy or if they are used as a tool to exclude “regular people” in favor of wealthy elites. Also discuss whether changing the present election system so that it runs on limited public financing, via tax dollars, instead of contributions from interest groups and wealthy donors, would make the system more democratic and open.

In responding to your classmates, discuss if such a policy violates the free speech rights of interest groups and their members.

For your response posts (2), you must do the following:

 Reply to at least two different classmates outside of your own initial post thread.

 In Module One, complete the two response posts by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

 In Modules Two through Eight, complete the two response posts by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. of your local time zone.

 Demonstrate more depth and thought than simply stating that “I agree” or “You are wrong.” Guidance is provided for you in each discussion prompt.
classmates Post #1:

Interest Groups can be considered the Fans, of the two major parties in politics. When looking for a team to root for. Here enters the Interest groups working from the bottom-up helping to educate voters, raise money, and increase awareness. In fact, the political parties of countries with multiparty systems look a lot like the interest groups of the United States. These groups make large donations of time, and resources to the parties. They try to influence the direction and decision making of parties. They try to recruit the best players to run as candidates under party banners. Nonetheless, they are not the parties, and they must rely on parties and candidates to win the game. (Evans & Michaud, 2019) I believe that there are groups of (regular) people that are not always spoken for, yet there are Interest groups focused on some of those groups like the N.A.A.C.P.

I don’t think changing the Election system to public financing will make it more democratic. Interest groups have been particularly useful to campaigns through their financial sponsorship of political advertising. On television, radio, and the internet, interest groups broadcast the virtues of some candidates and lambast the faults of others. (Evans & Michaud, 2019) I believe we need that funding to learn about all the candidates and what they stand for. I am one of those people that does not follow politics, and every person running in every election. I will not lie, some of those ads have helped me with past voting decisions.

Resources:

Evans, J., & Michaud, K. (2019). Central ideas in American government (9th ed.). Asheville, NC: Soomo Learning. Available from http://www.webtexts.com

classmates Post #2:

I am going to admit that before reading chapter 13 in Central Ideas In American Government I had a different idea in my mind of what interest groups were about. I believed that they were the “bad guy” and a useless part of politics and I am one who does her research but I never went in depth in trying to learn what interest groups are and what their objective in politics consists of. Well I have been enlightened. An interest group is a group of individuals that share a common interest that seek to influence government and public policy. They “provide political representation to members of society who share similar interests” (Evans & Michaud, 2019). They attempt this by direct influence through lobbying or indirect influence over policy through election activities. A misconception that I had about interest groups, and one that many others do as well, was that they attempt to buy the votes of members of Congress through campaign contributions when in fact they only focus on candidates that already support their cause, so they are not buying off someone that was not on their side to begin with. Essentially what an interest groups contributions are buying is access to politicians so that their causes can be heard one on one. An example of that would be the NRA, an interest group, contributing to the campaign of a Republican who is a staunch supporter of gun right. Interest groups are there to provide meaningful information to politicians on behalf of their constituents.

I do believe interest groups exclude “regular people,” but only to an extent. There are many interest groups that represent people in the lower socioeconomic sector. There is the United Farm Workers of America that represents the men and women who pick crops, Planned parenthood represents individuals with low income and no insurance, the Children Defense Fund and so on. It’s true that the majority of lobbyists are hired by private interest because they have the resources, especially monetary, and that can be a disadvantage for the public interest groups who may not have the same resources. Yet there is still representation and there are members in Congress that look out for the interest of their lower socioeconomic constituents. Interest groups do play a big role in our democracy when it comes to policy change and they will continue to do so as long as the government doesn’t put any restrictions on their contributions and lobbying. Using tax dollars to finance an election instead of interest group contributions can be seen as a more democratic move but I would personally not want my tax money going to a candidate that I oppose.

Evans, J., & Michaud, K. (2019). Central ideas in American government (9th ed.). Asheville, NC.

Soomo: Learning. Retrieved from http://www.webtexts.com