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POL 310 Week 5 Final Paper Policy Challenges Presented by Environmental Problems (Ash)

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POL 310 Week 5 Final Paper Policy Challenges Presented by Environmental Problems Focus of the Final Paper Write a paper that addresses each of the following: ยง Choose an environmental problem that interests you from the list below: o Loss of biodiversity o Clean water o Energy o Solid and hazardous waste


o Public land use (Please note that climate change and air quality are not options fo r the Final Paper because students will write a short paper during Week Two which focuses on those policy areas.) ยง Identify the most significant challenges facing policymakers in resolving, identif ying, and/or dealing with this problem. Your paper should reflect the knowledge th at you have gained from this course. ยง Describe two different perspectives that contribute to our understanding of the en vironmental challenge that you have identified by evaluating the values and ethics t hat have contributed to the manifestation of the environmental problem. ยง Provide a policy recommendation concerning what you believe to be the best wa y to address the environmental problem through the policy process. Please note tha t your paper must address your chosen issue from a domestic policy process perspe ctive. If there is an international component to your recommendation, you must inc lude it, though the focus of this analysis must be from a domestic (United States) p erspective. Similarly, if your recommendation includes local (city, county, state or regional) components, you must include them. ยง Critically and objectively analyze your recommendation, by identifying both the benefits and the drawbacks, and by evaluating the expected effectiveness of the rec ommended policy to address the problem (including the social and political proble ms associated with it). Please note that the paper must reflect an understanding of t he legal environment and regulatory mechanism relevant to the policy area under c onsideration, as well as the important laws and institutions that have significantly a ffected the policy area of your choice. The paper must be eight to ten pages in length (excluding the title and reference pa ges) and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least five scholarly res ources (at least three from the Online Library) other than the course text to support your claims and subclaims. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page. F or information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Writing Center, withi n the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course. Writing the Final Paper The Final Paper:


1. Must be eight to ten doublespaced pages in length, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Wr iting Center. 2. Must include a title page with the following: a. Title of paper b. Student’s name c. Course name and number


Pol 310 week 5 final paper policy challenges presented by environmental problems