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Assignment 1: Argument Mapping
Due Week 3 and worth 150 points
Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:
(Note: Refer to Demonstration Exercise 3 located at the end
of Chapter 1 for criteria 1-3.)
1.
Create an argument map based on the influence
diagram presented in Case 1.3 and complete all the criteria
provided in the exercise, beginning with this claim: “The
U.S. should return to the 55- mph speed limit in order to
conserve fuel and save lives.”

2.

Include in the map as many warrants, backings,
objections, and rebuttals as possible.
3.
Assume that the original qualifier was certainly; indicate
whether the qualifier changes as we move from a simple,
static, uncontested argument to a complex, dynamic and
contested argument.
(Note: Refer to Demonstration Exercise 3 located at the end
of Chapter 8 for criterion 4.)
1.
Apply the argument mapping procedures presented in
Chapter 8 to analyze the pros and cons (or strengths and
weaknesses) of the recommendations that the United
States should not intervene in the Balkans.
(Note: Refer to Demonstration Exercise 4 located at the end
of Chapter 8 for criteria 5-7.)
1.
Write a one (1) page analysis that uses critical thinking
to assess the overall plausibility of the claim: “The conflict
in Bosnia is somebody else’s trouble. The U.S. should not
intervene militarily.”
2.
Complete an argument map to illustrate your analysis.
3.
Include at least two (2) peer-reviewed references (no
more than five [5] years old) from material outside the
textbook to support your views regarding the proposed
U.S. response to the conflict in Bosnia. Note: Appropriate
peer-reviewed references include scholarly articles and
governmental Websites. Do not use open source Websites
such as Wikipedia, Sparknotes.com, Ask.com, and similar
Websites are not acceptable resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font
(size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and
references must follow APA. Check with your professor for
any additional instructions.

Include a cover page containing the title of the
assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the

course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference
page are not included in the required assignment page
length.

Use Microsoft Word, Microsoft Draw, PowerPoint, or
other graphics program to create the arguments maps for
the assignment. Whichever program you use, the graphical
maps must be integrated into the Word Document and
labeled as a Figure with a number and title. The argument
maps are part of the page length.
Assignment 2: Stakeholder Analysis
Due Week 5 and worth 150 points
Write a five to six (5-6) page paper in which you:
(Note: Refer to Review Question 8 located at the end of
Chapter 3 for criteria 1-3. Select two (2) editorials / essays /
columns (by staff or freelance writers) on a current issue of
public policy from two (2) different publications (large
metropolitan or national newspaper such asWashington
Post or the New York Times or national magazines such
as Newsweek, Time, and The New Republic.)
1.
Apply the procedures for argumentation analysis
(located in Chapter 8) to display contending positions and
underlying assumptions for the content of Review Question
8.
2.
Rate the assumptions and plot them according to their
plausibility and importance. (Refer to Figure 3.16,
“Distribution of warrant by plausibility and importance.”)
3.
Determine which arguments are the most plausible.
Provide a rationale for your views.
(Note: Refer to Demonstration Exercise 1 located at the end
of Chapter 3 for criteria 4-6. Examine Box 3.0 – Conducting a

Stakeholder Analysis. Choose one of the following policy
issues in the U.S. gun control, illegal drugs, medical
insurance fraud, and environmental protection of waterways,
job creation, affordable health care, or Medicare.)
1.
Apply the procedures for stakeholder analysis
presented in Box 3.0 “Conducting a Stakeholder Analysis”
to generate a list of at least five to ten (5-10) stakeholders
who affect or are affected by problems in the issue area
chosen for analysis. (Note: Refer to page 111 of the
textbook for a step-by-step process on stakeholder
analysis.)
2.
After creating a cumulative frequency distribution from
the list, discuss new ideas generated by each stakeholder.
(Note: The ideas may be objectives, alternatives, outcomes
causes, etc.; ideas should not be duplicates.)
3.
Write an analysis of the results of the frequency
distribution that answers the following questions: (a) Does
the line graph flatten out? (b) If so, after how many
stakeholders? (c) What conclusions can be drawn about
the policy problems in the issue area? (Note: Compare your
work with Case Study 3.1 at the end of the chapter.)
4.
Include at least two (2) peer-reviewed references (no
more than five [5] years old) from material outside the
textbook to support your views regarding the proposed
U.S. response to the conflict in Bosnia. Note: Appropriate
peer-reviewed references include scholarly articles and
governmental Websites. Do not use open source Websites
such as Wikipedia, Sparknotes.com, Ask.com, and similar
Websites are not acceptable resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font
(size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and
references must follow APA or school-specific format.
Check with your professor for any additional instructions.



Include a cover page containing the title of the
assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the
course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference
page are not included in the required assignment page
length.

Assignment 3: Prescribing Policies
Due Week 7 and worth 170 points
Write five to six (5-6) page paper in which you:
(Note: Refer to Review Question 8 located at the end of
Chapter 5 for criteria 1-3.)
1.
Determine the following before deciding a prescription:
(a) maximize effectiveness at the least cost; (b) maximize
effectiveness at a fixed cost of $10,000; (c) achieve a fixedeffectiveness level of 6,000 units of service at a fixed cost
of $20,000; (d) maximize net benefits, assuming that each
unit of service has a market price of $10; (e) maximize the
ration of benefits to costs, assuming that each unit of
service has a market price of $10.
2.
Determine which of the two main programs (Program I
and Program II) should be selected under each of these
criteria. Justify your position.
3.
Describe the conditions under which each criterion may
be an adequate measure of the achievement of objectives.
(Note: Refer to the Demonstration Exercise at the end of
Chapter 5 for criteria 4-9.)
1.
Determine the assumptions that govern estimates of the
value of time lost driving, indicating which assumptions (if
any) are more tenable than others. Justify your position.

2.

Determine the best way to estimate the value of time.
Justify your position.
3.
Determine the best way to estimate the cost of a gallon
of gasoline. Justify your position.
4.
Determine the more reliable method to estimate driving
speeds and miles per gallon by using (a) official statistics
on highway traffic from the Environmental Protection
Agency or by using (b) engineering studies of the efficiency
of gasoline engines by the Department of Energy. Discuss
any consequences of using one source rather than another.
Justify your position.
5.
Estimate the value of a life saved. Justify your position.
6.
Determine which policy is preferable, (a) the 55-mph
speed limit or (b) the 65-mph limit. Justify your position.
7.
Include at least two (2) peer-reviewed references (no
more than five [5] years old) from material outside the
textbook to support your views regarding the proposed
U.S. response to the conflict in Bosnia. Note: Appropriate
peer-reviewed references include scholarly articles and
governmental Websites. Do not use open source Websites
such as Wikipedia, Sparknotes.com, Ask.com, and similar
Websites are not acceptable resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Assignment 4: Policy Outcomes
Due Week 8 and worth 110 points
Write a five to six (5-6) page paper in which you:
(Note: Refer to Chapter 6 Review Question 4 for criterion 1.)
1.
Construct constitutive and operational definitions for
any three (3) of the actions and outcome variables listed in
the shaded box under Review Question 1 at the end of
Chapter 6. (Note: The box includes Program expenditure,
Equality of educational opportunity, Energy consumption,
etc.)

(Note: Refer to Chapter 6 Review Question 5 for criterion 2.)
1.
Identify three (3) policy problems listed in the shaded
box under Review Question 5 and determine an appropriate
indicator or index that would help determine whether each
of the identified problems are being solved through
government action. Justify your position on each.
(Note: The box includes Work alienation, School dropouts,
Poverty, etc.)
(Note: Refer to Chapter 6 Review Question 13 for criterion 3.)
1.
Construct valid rebuttals to the following argument
using at least four (4) threats to validity: (B) The greater the
cost of an alternative, the less likely it is that the alternative
will be pursued. (W) The enforcement of the maximum
speed limit of 55 mph increases the costs of exceeding the
speed limit.(I) The mileage death rate fell from 4.3 to 3.6
deaths per 100 million miles after the implementation of the
55-mph speed limit. (C) The 55-mph speed limit (National
Speed Law of 1973) has been definitely successful in
saving lives.
2.
Include at least two (2) peer-reviewed references (no
more than five [5] years old) from material outside the
textbook to support your views regarding the proposed
U.S. response to the conflict in Bosnia. Note: Appropriate
peer-reviewed references include scholarly articles and
governmental Websites. Do not use open source Websites
such as Wikipedia, Sparknotes.com, Ask.com, and similar
Websites are not acceptable resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font
(size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and
references must follow APA or school-specific format.
Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

Include a cover page containing the title of the
assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the

course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference
page are not included in the required assignment page
length.
Assignment 5: The Executive Summary
Due Week 10 and worth 200 points
Preparation

Research any of following Websites as you
prepare this assignment: Governmental
Accounting Office, located
at www.gao.gov,www.publicagenda.org: RAND
Corporation, located at http://www.rand.org/;
Policy Library, located
at http://www.policylibrary.com/; American
Enterprise Institute, located athttp://www.aei.org;
Cato Institute, located athttp://www.cato.org;
Economic Policy Institute, located
at http://www.epi.org/; The Heritage Foundation,
located at http://www.heritage.org; or other.
Scenario
Use the policy you selected from Assignment 2 (Demonstration
Exercise 1 located at the end of Chapter 3) to research a published
study related to your chosen area of focus. Then, prepare an
Executive Summary with the criteria listed for this assignment.
Write a five to six (5-6) page paper in which you:
(Note: Refer to Appendix 2: The Executive Summary for all
criterions)

Establish the purpose(s) of the executive
summary.




Provide the background to the issue.
Discuss the results of the research, identifying
the models used to obtain the results.

Provide available federal data.

Discuss appropriate economic predictors.

Propose at least three (3) reliable,
implementable recommendations.

Include at least two (2) peer-reviewed
references (no more than five [5] years old) from
material outside the textbook to support your
views regarding the proposed U.S. response to
the conflict in Bosnia. Note: Appropriate peerreviewed references include scholarly articles and
governmental Websites. Do not use open source
Websites such as Wikipedia, Sparknotes.com,
Ask.com, and similar Websites are not acceptable
resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New
Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all
sides; citations and references must follow APA or
school-specific format. Check with your professor
for any additional instructions.

Include a cover page containing the title of the
assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s
name, the course title, and the date. The cover
page and the reference page are not included in
the required assignment page length.

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