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Laws

Why do laws exist? What happens if someone violates the law? What if the law is not fair or just? Who makes the law?

Bureaucracy

1. How necessary is bureaucracy? 2. If we can agree that individuals need rules and regulations to live together, then there must also be a bureaucracy. Rules and regulations are meaningless unless they are administered; the bureaucracy is necessary for the administration.

Homeland Security

While the DHS centralized model in place has had it problems and a decentralized model seems to be the quickest and attractive alternative that doesn't guarantee results, would a compromise of both methods be the best course of action?

Homeland Security reorganization.

With the current bureaucracy of DHS overwhelmed would it be more effective for the Department of Homeland Security to model itself like the FEMA regions and function in a similar manner?

Homeland Security

What are the strategic objectives of the National Strategy for Homeland Security and what are the "critical missions" in achieving these strategic objectives? Does our homeland security strategy focus too much on the threat of terrorism and not enough on present and emerging threats from other states? How will we know if o

Department of Homeland Security ..

Suggestions have been made to decentralize the Department of Homeland Security to regional centers that cover all responsibilities. Would this be a better way of organizing homeland security or would it just create layer of problematic bureaucracy? What conditions and outcomes might support decentralization?

BrownFields

Describe the phenomenon of 'brownfields'. What problems do they pose for communities and local governments?

Fragmented Government

The political opposition to annexation and the continued value in fragmented government is for all the following reasons except: a sense of community identity. limited access to government. personal influence in a smaller governmental setting. insulation from city dwellers whose lifestyles they do

Metropolitan & Suburban Area Cooperation

What are some of the ways that metropolitan areas coordinate governmental activities and services across a region, while at the same time protecting the values of suburban independence?

Mississippi Burning Review (Racism Movie)

View the 1988 movie Mississippi Burning. In a reaction paper consisting of a minimum of 750 words (approximately 2-3 typed, double-spaced pages), discuss the specific tactics used by the Ku Klux Klan in the movie, as well as the tactics used initially, and the eventually, by the FBI in their investigation of the Klan. Would y

Women in Politics

What influence have women had on the politics in local, state and national government? What influence have other minorities had on the political landscape in local, state and national politics? (Summarize in 500 words)

Primary election structures

Discuss and compare the different primary election structures. Be sure to include the role of the runoff primary in some states.

The nature and extent of crime in the US

Could you explain me the nature and extent of crime in the us and to what extent deterrance? based on; -measuring crime -trends in crime rates -victimization -juvenile crime I just need a brief explanation, thanks!

The policy making process

Could you identify their role in each major step of the policy making process. Based on: -public opinion and agenda setting. -opinion policy linkage -policy effects -media effects -communicating with policy makers

Non-Participation on the Electoral Process

Identify and discuss 5 reasons why people do not vote in state and local elections in the US. Your answer to each written response question should contain a minimum 200-300 word response.