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POL 443 Week 1 Individual Assignment Representation of Interests Matrix Paper POL 443 Week 2 Individual Assignment Elitism and Institutional Power Paper POL 443 Week 2, Discussion Questions POL 443 Week 3 Individual Assignment Special Interests Groups and Political Participation POL 443 Week 3, Discussion Questions POL 443 Week 4 Assignment; Influencing Public Policy - Improving Fuel Standards POL 443 Week 4 Assignment Public Policy Influences Simulation POL 443 Week 4 Individual Assignment Factionalism Evaluation and Presentation Paper POL 443 Week 4, Discussion Questions POL 443 Week 5 Assignment Public Policy Influences Paper POL 443 Week 5 Individual Assignment; Pluralism vs Elitism Opinion Paper
POL 443 Week 1 Individual Assignment Representation of Interests Matrix Paper
Read Chapters 1-3 in the text Organized Interests and American Government. Representation of Interests Matrix Create a table with two columns. In the first column, list individual interests you have that are affected by public policy decisions made by local, state, and federal government. These interests can be professional, economic, and/or social in nature. In the second column, draft a
corresponding list of the groups or organizations that represent your individual interests. For instance, various professional or trade unions may represent your occupational interests. A "consumer watchdog" group may represent your interest as a paying customer. Once the table has been completed, write a 700-1050 word paper that addresses the following questions: How well do the identified groups or organizations represent your interests? What means do these groups or organizations use to represent your interests? Are there any instances in which your interests compete with one and another? Are any of your interests protected at the expense of the general public?
POL 443 Week 2 Individual Assignment Elitism and Institutional Power Paper
Elitism and Institutional Power Paper Select an elite figure from any of Dyeâ€™s ten key sectors of power. Utilizing a minimum of three outside sources (all of which must be cited appropriately), write a 1050-1400 word paper that addresses the following points: What is the basis of the selected figureâ€™s power? Is it derived from wealth, influence over information distribution, immediate access to policymakers, or any combination of the above? What strategies does the selected elite figure use to maintain status and influence? Networking with other elites, business practices, direct political participation? Provide specific examples of how the selected elite figure has influenced public policy. What were the obstacles? How were they overcome? Does your selected elite figure provide an apt example of social mobility? Is the individual a self-made mogul, or was his or her power largely inherited? Do the activities of the elite you selected support how elitist theorists explain wealth and power in America? Assess whether or not the power wielded by the selected elite figure positively or negatively represents your interests.
POL 443 Week 2, Discussion Questions
Think of someone who you consider to be elite in your local area (a mayor, council member, business leader, public personality) Why do you consider them an elite? What kind of influence do they have?
Do you think that they use their influence for their own gain or for the benefit of the general public? What danger do they face in possibly losing influence or power?
POL 443 Week 3 Individual Assignment Special Interests Groups and Political Participation
Read Chapters 4-7 in the text Organized Interests and American Government. Read Chapter 8 in the text Whoâ€™s Running America? Special Interests Groups and Political Participation Paper Select an instance in which you (or an acquaintance) have supported or participated in the activity of a special interest group. In a 1050-1400 word paper, address the following questions: What special interest did the group represent, and what were its primary demographic targets? How did the group encourage members to participate in the democratic process? Did you feel empowered by participation in this group? How did the group educate its members, the public, and the government about its concerns or mission? What, if any, impact did the group have on policy making? Do you feel that the gains of the given special interest group were at the expense of the general public?
POL 443 Week 3, Discussion Questions
In this scenario, you are the CEO of a large telecom services company whose business includes a large e-commerce interest. You want the Federal Communications Commission and Congress to support legislation that would not impose taxes on items bought over the Internet so as to encourage more online shopping. What steps would you take to gain access to decision makers and provide your viewpoints? What kinds of organizations would you support, and how would you develop policy suggestions?
POL 443 Week 4 Assignment; Influencing Public Policy - Improving Fuel Standards
Review the objectives from Week Four and discuss additional insights and questions that may have arisen. Public Policy Influences Paper Submit rough draft of the Public Policy Influences Paper to the Center for Writing Excellence. Incorporate any suggested changes into the final draft, which is due in Week Five.
POL 443 Week 4 Assignment Public Policy Influences Simulation
Review the objectives from Week Four and discuss additional insights and questions that may have arisen. Public Policy Influences Simulation Submit work for this assignment to Main Newsgroup.
POL 443 Week 4 Individual Assignment Factionalism Evaluation and Presentation Paper
Read Chapters 7 and 9 of the text Who’s Running America? Read Chapter 8 of the text Organized Interests and American Government. Factionalism Evaluation Paper and Presentation Select a contemporary issue that that has generated polarized view points (environmental policy, taxation and income redistribution, worker’s rights, etc.). After selecting the issue, describe the competition between elite groups and/or special interest groups in regard to related policy decisions and how the issue has been debated. For example, one could examine environmentalist versus big business approach to the question of whether the lumber industry should have access to old growth forests. Or, one could examine how specific institutional elites have competed over issues such as free speech or “family values.” After providing the information requested above, provide your own assessment of whether or not the factionalism you have described has contributed to a healthy debate regarding the selected issue and provided equitable outcomes in regard to related public policy. Is Madison’s hope that the checks and balances in the Constitution and the existence of opposing factions working sufficiently so the general good is not being sacrificed for the good of powerful elite and special interests? This paper should be 1050-1450 words in length.
POL 443 Week 4, Discussion Questions
For this scenario, we will be looking at the issue surrounding fuel-efficiency standards in the U.S. In this debate, there are influential groups on both sides. The automakers and oil companies tend to side with keeping (or evening relaxing) standards while environmental organizations want to make fuel-efficiency standards more strict. How does one group change its strategy for influencing policy makers when it faces off against another influential group? How is this different than when an interest group has no significant opposition supporting the other side of an issue?
POL 443 Week 5 Assignment Public Policy Influences Paper
Assignment-Public Policy Influences Paper
POL 443 Week 5 Individual Assignment; Pluralism vs Elitism Opinion Paper
Pluralism vs. Elitism Opinion Paper Based on the material presented thus far in class and on research conducted for previous classes, compose a 1050-1400 word paper in which you express a personal judgment regarding which theory (pluralism or elitism) best describes wealth and power in the United States. In your response, please be sure to address the following points: • Disclose your participation in political activities. Assess how these activities may have influenced your judgment. • Beyond your personal experience, what specific evidence supports your appraisal? • Based on your appraisal of elitism and pluralism, is Madison’s hope that the checks and balances in the Constitution and the existence of opposing factions working sufficiently so the general good is not being sacrificed for the good of powerful elite and special interests? In summarizing your conclusions, make specific mention of why this topic (wealth and power in America) should be of both personal and social relevance.