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For more course tutorials visitwww.soc320.comPublic PolicyConsider and explain the following statement, “Public policy is both what government does and what it does not do” (Theodoulou&Kofinis, 2012).1 What determines whether policy is enacted or not? 2 Who holds the power and authority to make and change public policy?

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Soc 320 course begins success soc320 com

SOC 320 Course Begins Success / soc320.com

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  • Public PolicyConsider and explain the following statement, “Public policy is both what government does and what it does not do” (Theodoulou&Kofinis, 2012).

  • What determines whether policy is enacted or not?

  • Who holds the power and authority to make and change public policy?

  • Review the Declaration of Independence and the Pledge of Allegiance. Then, discuss republicanism and democracy in U.S. government. Explain what this means in regards to public policy, social issues and its effectiveness and efficiency.

SOC 320 Week 1 DQ 1 Public Policy (Ash)

SOC 320 Week 1 DQ 2 Republic or Democracy? “…and to the republic for which we stand…” (Ash)


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  • Reflections on Federal Environmental Policy

  • For your journal entry, you will explore aspects of your personal experience and/or beliefs regarding significant public policies and what you have learned in your readings. As you reflect, please address the following questions:

  • Read Chapter 9 of The Policy Game: Understanding U.S. Policy Making, and watch Changing Education Paradigms (or read the transcript). Then, write a paper on the problem of education in the United States. Share your reactions to the concepts and perspective presented in the video.

SOC 320 Week 1 Journal Reflections on Federal Environmental Policy (Ash)

SOC 320 Week 2 Assignment Education in the United States (Ash)


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  • Describe the Stages-Heuristic theory of the policy process. What are the stages of policy development it includes? Discuss this theory and compare it to the other dominant theoretical frameworks. Then, select one other theory and discuss its strengths and weaknesses as compared to the Stages-Heuristic framework

  • Examine and evaluate the problem identification and agenda setting stages of the policy process in this week’s required reading assignment. Discuss the process whereby a problem ultimately ends up on an agenda to be discussed

SOC 320 Week 2 DQ 1 Policy Process Theories (Ash)

SOC 320 Week 2 DQ 2 Problem Identification and Agenda Setting (Ash)


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  • For your journal entry, you will explore aspects of your personal experience and/or beliefs regarding significant public policies and what you have learned in this course. As you reflect this week, please discuss the following questions:

  • MADD: Grassroots Movement to Policy Given that grassroots organizations often do not have the expertise, stature, or other resources of larger, more institutional stakeholders, what tools do grassroots organizations have that enable them to successfully influence policy?

SOC 320 Week 2 Journal Reflections on Education Policy (Ash)

SOC 320 Week 3 DQ 1 MADD Grassroots Movement to Policy (Ash)


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  • Public surveys indicate that ¾ of younger Americans think that Social Security is a “dead program.” What would make them have such a dim view? Does the strength of the American Association of Retired persons (AARP) play into this perspective?

  • Reflections on Federal Welfare Policy

  • For your journal entry, you will explore aspects of your personal experience and/or beliefs regarding significant public policies and what you have learned in your readings. As you reflect, please address the following questions:

  • What are the major current federal welfare issues?

SOC 320 Week 3 DQ 2 Social Security (Ash)

SOC 320 Week 3 Journal Reflections on Federal Welfare Policy (Ash)


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  • It is often said that lobbying is both an art and science. Imagine that because of your knowledge of the legislative process, you have decided to become more active in attempting to influence the legislative process. First, identify a current legislative issue being considered for policy adoption

  • Watch Health Reform Hits Main Street: The YouToons Explain the New Health Law. Then, review the information available at Illustrating Health Care Reform: How Health Insurance Coverage Will Work

SOC 320 Week 4 DQ 1 Lobbying (Ash)

SOC 320 Week 4 DQ 2 Health Care Reform Explained (Ash)


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  • Watch Rebecca Onie: What if our healthcare system kept us healthy? For your journal entry, you will explore aspects of your personal experience and/or beliefs regarding significant public policies and what you have learned in your readings. As you reflect, please address the following questions:

  • Watch Obama and Romney Debate Each Other’s Immigration Policy (2012 Presidential Debate #2). As a supporter of one side of this issue, identify the points made by the presidential candidate that most closely represents your perspective.

SOC 320 Week 4 Journal Reflections on Health Care Policy (Ash)

SOC 320 Week 5 DQ 1 Obama and Romney on Immigration (Ash)


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  • Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT) was a compromise between the Clinton administration and its opponents in Congress and the military. Compromise sometimes yields good policy, but sometimes it produces internally inconsistent and counterproductive policy

  • For your journal entry, you will explore aspects of your personal experience and/or beliefs regarding significant public policies and what you have learned in your readings. As you reflect, please address the following questions:

  • What are the major current federal welfare issues?

  • How do you feel about related policies?

SOC 320 Week 5 DQ 2 Policy Termination (Ash)

SOC 320 Week 5 Journal Reflections on Federal Immigration Policy (Ash)


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