Is progressive taxation fair? What arguments could be made that it is fair or unfair?
Why do laws exist? What happens if someone violates the law? What if the law is not fair or just? Who makes the law?
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.
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?
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?
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
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?
How does civil rights relate to the elite theory? Give examples.
Explain the key elements of the debates between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson regarding policymaking.
What is the debate between the 'No Establishment Clause' of the First Amendment and the 'Free Exercise Clause' in regards to religion?
What precedence did the Regents of the University of California v. Bakke establish in 1978?
Produce an in-depth case analysis of the 1995 sarin gas terrorist attack on the Tokyo subway.
Describe the phenomenon of 'brownfields'. What problems do they pose for communities and local governments?
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
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?
Identify two (2) explanations that you think are particularly relevant for low voter turnout in local elections as compared to national elections.
Explain the areas of conflict between the elite and the masses for public policy on taxes, international trade, and immigration. Give examples.
Discuss the pros and cons of the death penalty.
Compare the Strong mayor-council and Weak mayor-council forms of municipal government. (Short answer.)
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
Explain how governors can gain political leadership in their states.
What is the role of the governor in the budgetary process?
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)
What is the purpose of having a separation of powers? Why is this important to the form of government in the United States? Are there times when one branch has more power than another? How does it balance out?
Discuss and compare the different primary election structures. Be sure to include the role of the runoff primary in some states.
Discuss the meaning of professional full-time legislatures and amateur or citizen part-time legislatures.
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!
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
Explain the differences between dual and cooperative federalism.
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.