1st discussion questions
“Policy-Making Process” Please respond to the following:
Take a position in support of one of these two statements. Be sure to explain why you selected your choice.
(a) Policy analysts should research the issues and determine the fundamental causes of social problems such as crime, poverty, or homelessness and then recommend solutions. Support your position with examples or evidence drawn from the policy-making process.
(b) Policy analysts should develop implementable policies to address social problems such as crime, poverty, or homelessness without research to determine the cause(s). Support your position with examples or evidence drawn from the policy-making process.
2nd discussion question
“Models and Structuring” Please respond to the following:
Structure a policy argument or claim that is definitive, designative, evaluative, and advocative, using one of these terms: (a) crime, (b) pollution, (c) terrorism, (d) quality of life, (e) global warming, (f) fiscal crisis, (g) human rights, and (h) unemployment.
Convert the argument in the first discussion into a policy debate by providing an objection and a rebuttal.
Explain if and why the qualifier changed after introducing an objection and rebuttal. If the qualifier did not change, explain why it did not change.
Discuss at least two benefits to structuring arguments before and while developing written documents.