PAS 510 WEEK 9 DISCUSSION 1 & 2

Week 9 discussion 1 & 2 must be answered in format listed below:

DISCUSSION 1

“The “Underwear Bomber””  Please respond to the following:

·         In the textbook, Birkland argues that the “underwear bomber” case tipped the balance in favor of using screening machines that showed a clearer image of a screened passenger’s body under his or her own clothes. Take a position on the following question and provide support for your position: Do you agree that public sentiment supports the use of such machines?

·         Take a position on the following question and provide support for your position: Does the failed attempt to bomb Northwest Airlines flight 253 in 2009 (“underwear bomber”) reflect policy failure or policy success?

 

Here is a checklist for you to consider as you construct responses for Discussion Question 10.1:

>> Did you take a position on screeners? 4 pts)

>> Did you pick between policy failure or success with justification? (2 pts)

>> Is your post free of grammatical and typing errors? (1 pts)

>> Is your post longer than 250 words? (1 pts)

>> Did you provide substantive responses to at least one other post? (2 pts)

 

DISCUSSION 2

“Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up”  Based on the lecture, address the following:

·         Evaluate and then suggest the most important problem with top-down models of policy implementation by citing at least two problems associated with this model. 

·         Evaluate and then discuss whether bottom-up approaches address these problems. 

·         Analyze the bottom-up shortcomings.

·         On balance, evaluate which model you think would best aid someone who is attempting to design a policy and support your reasons.

 

Here is a checklist for you to consider as you construct responses for Discussion Question 10.2:

>> Did you cite two problems with the top down model? (2 pts)

>> Did you make a claim about how bottoms-up addresses the problems? (1 pts)

>> Did you assess bottoms-up weaknesses? (2 pts)

>> Did you analyze the whole model? (1 pts)

>> Is your post free of grammatical and typing errors? (1 pts)

>> Is your post longer than 250 words? (1 pts)

 

>> Did you provide substantive responses to at least one other post? (2 pts)

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