Public Policy

PUA 5306, Public Policy
Unit I Research Paper Topic
The Policy Research Paper is a five unit-long project that allows you the opportunity to examine an issue of current relevance to local or national public policy making. In Unit I you are required to submit a topic proposal for professor approval.
As you consider topics, remember that this policy paper should contain a comprehensive assessment of the problem, the proposed (or actual) policy, and the potential (or actual) consequences of implementation of that policy. When your write your paper, you should think of yourself as a staff person who must advise a policy maker facing a problem that must be resolved in the near future. As this staff person, adopt one of the perspectives of public management as presented in this module, and frame your responses around this approach.
Possible Sources:
• Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
• Congressional Budget Office
• FedStats (Government Statistics)
• Government Accountability Office
• New York Times
• Public Agenda
Your proposal should be at least 300 words. Format your proposal using APA Style. Use your own words and include citations for other sources as needed to avoid plagiarism.

Course Textbook

Weimer, D. L., & Vining, A. R. (2011). Policy analysis: Concepts and practice (5th ed.). New York, NY: Longman.