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Using your research from the Discussion Preparation, briefly explain your findings of the following:
The number of groups you found.
The amount of their power and influence.
Your overall impressions of the research.
Imagine you belong to an interest group that advocates for a particular policy you care about. Using the resources provided in the previous Discussion Preparation, recommend the best venue for seeking attention to your policy issues, and state your reasons for your selection.
Interest groups attempt to lobby their community, state, and federal policy makers in hopes of advocating their position. Using your interest group chosen from the previous week’s Discussion Preparation, speculate how successful the special interest is based on the amount of money invested in lobbying and how much money per year that interest group spends on lobbying (either federal, state, or both) for its cause or position. Discuss your position of lobbying for your interest group to implement or change a particular policy.
ASSIGNMENT-SEPARATE PAGES Analyzing Policy
RequirementsContinuing with the public policy you selected in the Week 3 assignment, Historical Perspective, you will now describe and expand upon the influence, motives, and impacts of your chosen policy and its parameters. Write a 4–5 page paper in which you:
Write a one-page summary of the policy, including the purpose, the context of the problem, and any recommendations or suggestions from the policy to address the problem. (Use your summary skills to keep this to one page.)
Identify all the stakeholders, official and unofficial, along with any interest groups involved with your policy. Describe the role and function of each of the stakeholders you identified.
Of the list of stakeholders you identified, pick two and describe the political influence of each stakeholder, explaining motives, conflicts, interrelationships, and impacts on the policy.
Include at least four peer-reviewed references (no more than five years old) from material outside the textbook. Note: Appropriate peer-reviewed references include scholarly articles and governmental websites. Wikipedia, other wikis, and any other websites ending in anything other than “.gov” do not qualify as peer-reviewed. Use Basic Search: Strayer University Online Library to identify references.
As you develop your paper, you may want to reference Communicating Uncertainty In Policy Analysis [PDF] for a summary of policy analysis principles.
This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:
Analyze the impact of the intergovernmental functions and roles associated with public policy formulation and implementation in the United States.