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POL 201 week 2 Assignment;Short Essay ? Policy-making in the Federal System. The U.S. government's expansive role in;public policy is caught in a swirl of conflicting cross-currents. On the one hand, popular expectations about;government's responsibility to solve problems often exceed the capacity of state and local authorities to respond;effectively. On the other hand, policies developed at the national level may not sufficiently reflect the great;diversity of interests across the US to be effective at the local level. Moreover, the search for effective policy is;further complicated by theoretical debates about the constitutional framework of federalism (e.g., what limits on;national power can be derived from the 10th Amendment?).;Select a policy issue that is in the middle of these cross-currents between national, state, and local authority. It;must be a policy area other than education (the focus of Discussion One in Week Two). Some examples include;federal health care policy (e.g., Obamacare, Medicaid?not Medicare), federal transportation policy (e.g., federal;transportation subsidies), federal highway policy (e.g., federal rules about the minimum drinking age, speed;limits, or safety), federal urban planning and renewal policy, federal poverty, welfare and unemployment policies;national security policies that intersect/conflict with local police power, and federal disaster planning and relief.;These are only examples. The policy area that you select must have a significant federalism component that;requires national, state, and local interaction. It should also involve issues with a strong potential for tension or;conflict among different levels of government.;Research and write an essay on a specific policy in the area that you select. (Note: The word ?policy? is used;interchangeably with the word ?program.?) Your essay must;a. Clearly identify a specific federal policy (the policy must raise issues of federalism because it requires;national, state, and local interaction and invites tension across different levels of government), and;summarize the elements of the policy, including the problem it is supposed to solve or improve.;b. Summarize the history of the policy. In your summary, explain how the policy raises issues of federalism.;c. Analyze the main pros and cons in debates about the policy.;d. Evaluate the pros and cons from two perspectives;? The policy?s effectiveness. In your evaluation, clearly explain your definition of effectiveness and;how it should be measured or determined.;? The policy?s consistency with the constitutional framework of federalism. In your evaluation;clearly explain your interpretation of American federalism's constitutional framework and why;the federal policy is or is not consistent with it. a. Clearly identify a specific federal policy (the policy must raise issues of federalism because it requires;national, state, and local interaction and invites tension across different levels of government), and;summarize the elements of the policy, including the problem it is supposed to solve or improve.;b. Summarize the history of the policy. In your summary, explain how the policy raises issues of federalism.;c. Analyze the main pros and cons in debates about the policy.;d. Evaluate the pros and cons from two perspectives;? The policy?s effectiveness. In your evaluation, clearly explain your definition of effectiveness and;how it should be measured or determined.;? The policy?s consistency with the constitutional framework of federalism. In your evaluation;clearly explain your interpretation of American federalism's constitutional framework and why;the federal policy is or is not consistent with it.;a. Clearly identify a specific federal policy (the policy must raise issues of federalism because it requires;national, state, and local interaction and invites tension across different levels of government), and;summarize the elements of the policy, including the problem it is supposed to solve or improve.;b. Summarize the history of the policy. In your summary, explain how the policy raises issues of federalism.;c. Analyze the main pros and cons in debates about the policy.;d. Evaluate the pros and cons from two perspectives;? The policy?s effectiveness. In your evaluation, clearly explain your definition of effectiveness and;how it should be measured or determined.;? The policy?s consistency with the constitutional framework of federalism. In your evaluation;clearly explain your interpretation of American federalism's constitutional framework and why;the federal policy is or is not consistent with it.;i. When you express someone else's ideas, arguments, or facts in your own words, your statement must be;followed by an APA in-text short citation (author, year, and page) to your source. The in-text citation;must correspond to a full APA citation for the source in the reference page.;j. The form of the title page, the body pages, and the reference page must comply with APA style.;Additionally, the title page must include the course number and name, the instructor's name, and the date;submitted.;k. The essay must use logical paragraph and sentence transitions, complete and clear sentences, and correct;grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

 

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