Week 3 Discussion 1
Birkland describes a Systems Model of Politics and Policy (p. 27). Summarize what Birkland means by the environment (i.e. the structural social political and economic factors influencing policy making).
Week 3 Discussion 2
Using a specific minimum wage policy (e.g. Fair Labor Standard Act Executive Order 13658 or other) discuss it as a systems model. What are the inputs and outputs? What happens inside the political black box? Can you suggest any improvements to the system model?
Week 3 Assignment 1
Assignment 1: Historical Perspective
Due Week 3 and worth 150 points
The purpose of this assignment is to introduce students to a particular policy issue that has been discussed on two (2) presidential administrations; when the policy began its impact over various sectors and his effectiveness over time.
Pick one (1) similar federal policy that was discussed over a span of two (2) different administrations. For example President Clintons and Obamas healthcare policies or Presidents George H.W. Bushs and George W. Bushs foreign policy.
Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:
Your assignment must: