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New TA: Sean Tyler E-mail: [email protected] Cell: 678-982-1410 Office Hours TBA
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Review Lecture 19 March 7, 2008 Pol 1101
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Test 1: To do better- read the textbook! Question 1: Which part of the US gov announced charges against 9/11 prisoners The Pentagon ( News ) Question 19: Redistributive policy Financing for public schools NOT an example ( Textbook ) Question 27: Chief legislator role Give the State of the Union address Question 33: Congress control over government agencies — GAO , Congressional Research Service, Congressional Budget Office ( Textbook ) Question 12: Not part of the Executive Office of the President — Dept of the Treasury ( Textbook ) and Question 30: A clientele agency — Agriculture
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Review Text Book: Chapters 4 (Lecture 13), 7, 8 Lectures American Gov Lectures 12, 14, 17, 18 Public Policy Lectures 15, 16 Read or Surf or Watch the News - regularly!
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Read Kraft and Furlong Chapter 4 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 …before March 10….
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L 13 (Chapter 4)Policy Analysis
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Outline Introduction Why do policy analysis? Types of policy analysis What kind of analysis is needed? Steps in the policy analysis process
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Steps in Policy Analysis Define and analyze the problem questions may include: Who is affected and how seriously? may include looking for causes Construct policy alternatives might be the most important step want to encourage creativity
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Steps in Policy Analysis (cont’d) Develop evaluative criteria effectiveness, efficiency, equity, political feasibility assess potential of different criteria will vary depending on the problem Assess policy alternatives ask which is likely to produce desired outcomes Draw conclusions some may advocate a single policy action, but
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Think Tanks and Analysis Many policy studies conducted Large number of think tanks Think tanks represent a broad range of ideologies and ideals Think tanks help policymakers and citizens understand complex problems show a rationality in addressing problems appreciate value of their independent research
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Three Types of Analysis 1. Scientific search for truth and build theory about policy actions and effects may be too theoretical for most decision makers examples: academic social scientists, National Academy of Sciences
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Types of Analysis (cont’d) 2. Professional analyze alternatives to solve problems goal is for practical value research can be too narrow due to time or resource constraints examples: Brookings Institution, American Enterprise Institute, General Accountability Office
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Types of Analysis (cont’d) 3. Political advocate and support preferred policies often ideological or partisan; may lack analytical depth examples: Sierra Club, AFL-CIO, Heritage Foundation
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What Analysis Is Needed? Root causes vs. pragmatic adjustments
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course POL 1101 taught by Professor White during the Spring '07 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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