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Engagement – Civic and Citizen- Driven Public Policy

Engagement – Civic and Citizen- Driven Public Policy

Directions: Using the required, academic readings, and supplemental academic research, please address the following while adhering to the Discussion Board Rubric:

  • Select a specific example of public policy from one of the following fields:
    • Economic policy
      • An example of economic policy is U.S. budget deficit spending.
    • Education policy
      • An example of education policy are the implementation of charter schools.
    • Environmental policy
      • An example of environmental policy is the Clean Air Act.
    • Foreign policy
      • An example of foreign policy is the interplay between civil liberties and the Patriot Act.
    • Healthcare policy
      • An example of healthcare policy is the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).
    • Welfare policy
      • An example of welfare policy is Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
  • What public policy solution(s) may alleviate the public policy concerning issue?
    • What could your local, state, the federal government do?
    • What could individuals or groups do?
    • Assess the cost-benefits for either taking action or not taking action.
    • How feasible are your public policy solutions?
      • How might society react to your public policy solutions?
    • What are the ethical implications of the public policy solution?
    • How can one better ‘frame’ the public policy solutions?