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Expenditure Forecast Comparison

Compare a city's expenditure forecast to the expenditure forecast for the budget you use at home for personal expenses. What are the similarities and differences between them? Provide examples.

Public Budgeting and Accounting

How critical is the accounting system to hold public officials answerable for the appropriated funds in their trust? Provide examples to support your responses.

Classical

Provide an example of a Classical and a Contemporary ideology that you personally feel is viable. Why should the United States in 2011 begin to move toward these approaches?

Property tax: economic effects

Discuss the economic effects of the property tax. Consider the fairness, purpose, and use of the tax. Provide appropriate examples.

Public and Non-profit Budgeting and Accounting

You often see news reports predicting the direction of the economy. How accurate are these predictions and how should a financial manager of a state agency apply them? Explain your reasoning, using appropriate examples.

JS Mills Political Theory on Power

To what extent do you agree with JS Mill that "the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community against his will is to prevent harm to others".

The Ramifications of Performance Based Budgeting

Please help answer the following questions. Provide at least 300 words in the solution. As a taxpayer, would you prefer your city government to use performance budgeting to target-base budgeting or not? Why? Provide examples to support your response.

The Key Stakeholders In Public and Non-Profit Budgeting

The Government Performance Results Act (GPRA) includes a focus on stakeholders that the planning, programming, budgeting system (PPBS) did not. Why should the stakeholders in complex agencies be considered when preparing budgets?

Mathematical Models & Predicting Future Behavior (Example is Iran) mathematical models and other sociological statistics are instrumental in helping to predict the probable dynamics of Iran's future.

The TED talk given by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita entitled "Three predictions on the future of Iran". During this discussion, De Mesquita uses game theory to discuss the dynamics of interest aggregation and public policy formulation in Iran. De Mesquita then provides a prediction for where he believes Iran's policy will go. 1) Do yo

Comparison Between the Empires of Britain and the U.S.

Britain and the United States are at different times world powers with no peer competitor. 1) discuss what reasons the global power of Britain declined and 2) identify any similarities or differences between the British experience and the current situation of the U.S. and 3) if you believe the U.S. will follow a similar path to

Interest groups comparison

Compare the following interest groups, The National Rifle Association (NRA) and The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). What type of interest group each is (Anomic, Non-associational, Institutional, or Associational) and how each mobilizes its members to join and participate. What types of methods do they use to infl

Ideology and politics

How important is ideology to the functioning of world politics? How important is it to you? Do you believe in any ideology? Why or why not? Attempt to make reference to some of the ideologies mentioned in the text. Remember the words of our current President and try to "Disagree without being disagreeable"

Please help me with my current events assignment

Each student will be required to post 2 current events per week. In these postings, the student will write article synopses and overviews from a variety of newspapers and periodicals. At the end of the week the facilitator will review the postings. They are not graded on whether you agree with my opinion or not. Your individual

Security vs Liberty

Can you help me with this report. Your assignment is to research and analyze the Patriot Act and other restrictive measures and provisions. Write a paper analyzing the Patriot Act, while considering the issue of security versus liberty. In your paper, respond to the following questions: What is the background of libert

political science questions

Please include references; 1. Much has been made of possible Electoral College reform with regards to the 2000 election. Is there room for Electoral College reform? Do we actually need Electoral College reform? What would be the consequence of replacing the Electoral College with direct election? 2. How do media and adver

US National Security Policy

What role does public opinion (both national and international) play in the development of the US national security policy? What about other actors like the special interest groups, think tanks, influential citizens, foreign governments, etc.?

Current Events for May 2011

Each student will be required to post 2 current events per week. In these postings, the student will write article synopses and overviews from a variety of newspapers and periodicals. At the end of the week the facilitator will review the postings. They are not graded on whether you agree with my opinion or not. Your individual

Branches of Government

All branches are equal and each has it own set of Constitutional Powers and functions to play and each plays a different role in our system of government. However, without each branch fulfilling its constitutional mandate, our system of government would not function. What happens when one branch steps on the turf of another br

Homeland Security

What are the most significant threats to U.S. Homeland Security? What makes them significant? To what degree is the U.S. prepared to address these threats? What specific policies and procedures are in place to prevent, prepare, and respond to these threats? Why might these work and why might they not work? What aspects of the Am

Interagency Cooperation Issues

Why do federal, state and local agencies involved in Homeland Security not cooperate better in preparing the US for future terrorist attacks. Using a specific homeland problem that highlights inter-agency interaction/cooperation/confilict, discuss how the U.S. has attempted to solve the inter-agency problem(s). How successful is

US and Nauru Social, Economic and Political

Need help with comparing and contrasting USA and Nauru. US Social and Nauru Social US Economic and Nauru Economic US Political gov't and Nauru Political gov't Compare and contrast the two governments (8-10 pages with a reference page).

Political movements that impacted the 20th century

I have to write about racial equality for an assignment. Please answer the following about the topic, so I can complete my portion. "Give a brief summary of each, and explain how the changing attitudes of the times were expressed through these various political happenings and movements. " Please be as detailed as possib

Questions in Political Science

1.How did Thomas Hobbes in Leviathan describe man`s life in the state of nature, and what was man`s solution? 2. How and why did Edmund Burke differ in his attitude toward American and French Revolution? 3. Why is Jihad the most important Islamic concept for the rest of the world? 4. How does Muslim Shari`s law differ f

Pol Sci Questions

1.How did Winston Churchill describe Democracy, and which 3 ideologies find it undesirable? 2. Why did Plato and Aristotle find Democracy undesirable and dangerous? 3. In what sense was Christianity a natural ally of Democracy, and in what sense did the teachings of St. Paul work against the development of Democracy?