Republicanism and Demagoguery (Tulis)

Republicanism, as a major political language, is an active framework within American political culture. The framework of republicanism persists to surround public policy formation and implementation, economic and political participation as non-domination or to eliminate arbitrary interference upon an individual by other individuals, society, and/or government. Republicanism promotes the nation’s civic virtue because it is implemented into…

For Teaching: Structures, Institutions, Parties, Politics

I will use this workshop in tomorrow’s class. This document holds about 10 answers to quiz 6 (in case you missed class). ***************************************************************************************** Intro. to Political Science Chapter Download Lesson Time Structure, Institutions, Parties Democracy-Development Structures, Institutions, Parties, Politics 45 minutes The Lecture Question: “How are parties and factions salient in a democracy?” ***This group work…

Presidency Workshop / Cooperative Learning in Mass Lecture Halls

Teaching in Mass Lecture Halls w/ Cooperative Learning I specifically seek to understand if scholarly literature as a supplement to the textbook creates more learning than simply lecturing from the textbook. Indeed, as Phelps (1994) relates; “thematic supplementary print materials motivate students to explore content in a manner that not only builds and extends textbook…

Top-down and Bottom-up Approaches within Implementation

This essay will discuss the starting points, premises, and relative utility of the top-down and bottom-up approaches within policy implementation. I will account when the top-down and bottom-up approaches should be utilized depending on the nature of the policy and the task environment in which the policy is being implemented. In general, Top-down implementation is…

Solutions for Declining Municipal Revenue

For the entire “Quick Policy Analysis: Solutions for Declining Municipal Revenue in the City…” click here. Executive Summary This report analyzes the problem of declining revenue within the City of Royal Oak (henceforth the City). I describe the municipality’s current economic development plan, and I analyze three alternatives to it. Declining revenue in Royal Oak…