1) the goals of housing policy (in general):
1. Preserve and expand supply of good quality housing units 2. Make existing housing more affordable and more readily available 3. Promote racial and economic diversity in residential neighborhoods 4. Help hous
Week 9: Interest Groups in American Politics
Views of Interest Groups/Factions
James Madison, Federalist Papers
The causes of faction are sown in the nature of man.
Saw the need to limit the negative effects of faction by promoting competition
Week 8: Public Opinion
Why Public Opinion?
Representation means acting in a manner responsive to the
represented. The representative must not be found persistently at
odds with the wishes of the represented without good reason. (Hanna
The Policy Stream
Schneider/Ingram: Social Construction of Target Populations
Their theory contends that social constructions influence the policy agenda and
the selection of policy tools, as well as the rationales that legitimate policy
The Problem Stream: Problem Definition, Agenda Setting and the Winnowing of
Stone, Part III
Problem definition is never simply a mater of defining goals and measuring our distance
from them. It is a matter of representation because ev
Week 5: Policy Entrepreneurs Outside the Policy Process
Role of ideas
o Ideas are the very stuff of politics. People fight about ideas, fight for
them, and fight against the Moreover, people fight with ideas as well as
about them (Stone, pp. 32-34)
Week 4: Policy Entrepreneurs:
Players in the Policy Process
Who are the players?
o President and the Executive Bureaucracy
o The Courts
o Interest Groups
o Political Consultants
Morris Fiorina Congress: Keystone of the Washing
Lecture Notes: Week 2
We need a more systematic way of looking at public policy making in the U.S.
that really takes into account the intricacies of the process.
Kingdon book focuses on agenda setting, but really its about more than that
o Because whats c
Lecture Notes: Week 1
Key questions for the Course
1. What is public policy?
2. How is it determined?
3. How can we come to understand it?
4. Why is it important?
What is public policy?
Public policy as Government activity or in-activity (Theoloudou)
The Scope of Public Policy
The most poignant and compelling anecdote that I can offer to appreciate the ubiquity of
government occurred in 1978 when I accepted an invitation to speak at a meeting of the City
Wide Block Association in Jersey City, New Jers
Bias In Agenda Setting
Is There a Bias in Agenda Setting?
Can you connect agenda, bias, politics, and power? Making these associations is the goal of this
Recall the classic definition of politics by Harold Lasswell (1958): Who gets what, when, a
10:762:315:01 Designing Cities
Associate Professor Anton Nelessen Arch UD, PP, CNU
Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Potential population growth is one of
Outline of the preliminary development program and urban design discussed in the
From: T. Nelessen
THE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Determine population increase through natural increase and in-migration
Determine the average number of person per hous
10: 762:315:01 Designing Cities
Introductory Essay and Critical Definitions
By Anton Nelessen, M Arch-UD, PP, CNU
Program Director: Planning and Public Policy and Public Health
Most North American cities are in bad shape as sprawl with its auto dependency
Charter of the New Urbanism
The Congress for the New Urbanism views disinvestment in central cities, the
spread of placeless sprawl, increasing separation by race and income, environmental
deterioration, loss of agricultural lands and wilderness, and the
Poverty in the USA Format of Tests: 1. Terms/concepts (10, 2 sentences) 2. True/false (10) 3. Essays (3) Essay Ideas: Week 3: should not say blacks are more likely to be in poverty just a statistic - the statistic is demoralizing and is reflective of the
Capability: those who do not have the capabilities to secure a sufficient level of resources to meet some minimum standards based on income/consumption Asset: asset (wealth) holdings wealthmore encompassing than income/education closer to traditional noti