Research Papers on Public Policy Analysis

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  • Italian Economic Conditions

    A 9 page paper discussing economic conditions and the business environment in Italy, the world’s sixth largest economy. Conventional wisdom holds that countries that would be attractive to business must have favorable tax structures and decreasing levels of regulation. Italy provides counterpoint to that argument. One of the world’s leading bureaucracies, Italy is prospering despite suffering the effects of “revolving door” government and business-oppressive social policies. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Power Point presentation available.

  • Post September 11 Restoration Article and Qualitative Research

    This 3 page paper describes an article about the restoration of services after September 11—what type of article it is, what it explores, what qualitative method it uses, and so on. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Leadership Skills and Community College President Performance - A Research Proposal

    This is a 6 page paper that provides an overview of leadership training and community college president performance. A research proposal suggests the use of a questionnaire to determine which training is most effective. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Social Security Reform: Costs and Benefits

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of social security reform. Costs and benefits are explored in speaker notes for a PowerPoint presentation. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Childcare and Immigrants

    This 5 page paper argues for childcare for children of immigrants. Figures and facts included in the proposal.Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Curbing Drug Use in North Idaho

    This 3 page paper explores the drug problem in the region and makes a proposal. The proposal is to use drug testing in schools. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Development of an Emergency Preparedness Strategy

    This is an 8 page paper that provides an overview of emergency preparedness. Using a hypothetical case study, all the essential components of such a strategy are explored. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Cyber Security and Government System Protection

    This 10 page paper looks at cyber security and why the U.S. government's systems are vulnerable. Suggestions are provided. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Policing and the Budget and Financial Impacts of Terrorism

    This 20 page paper looks at the horrific events of September 11, 2001 and its aftermath as it concerns financial topics. The primary focus is on budgeting, particularly as it concerns law enforcement in New York City. Newly developed task forces and monetary implications are also considered. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • A Superpave Project Short History

    This 4 page paper defines Superpave and delves into the Superpave project. How Superpave has revolutionized an industry and changed the state of roads around America is the focus of this paper. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • UN's History and its Role

    This 4 page paper examines the role of the UN today as well as to relay some of its history. A discussion on its relevance is included. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Land Use and Transportation Plan for Tinley Park, Illinois

    A 3 page planning concept paper envisioning a Chicago suburb 30 years into the future, and considering changes that need to be made in the present. The paper discusses policy and gaining the input of current citizens through focus groups and surveys. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Case for Supporting Illegal Immigrants

    This 4 page paper makes a strong case for supporting illegal immigration. Lifeboat and Kantian ethics are discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Water Problems in California

    a 6 page research paper that considers the water problems of California, both past and present. The writer discusses what has been done to supply Southern California with water in the past and outlines the conditions as they are now. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Taxation of Corporate Income

    A 3 page paper discussing the relative merits of corporate income taxation, both in its current form in the US and as it would be were the US to adopt a value-added tax (VAT) approach. The VAT is not compatible with other tax structures, and depending on the output of the specific organization, it ultimately rests with those least able to pay it when the corporation raises prices to pay its taxes. This is true regardless of tax structure, and it is a point that legislators must bear in mind when searching for additional funds for pubic services. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • California's Emergency Services and its Relationship with the Federal Government

    This 5 page paper looks at the handling of a disaster at the state level and a need for federal assistance. When evaluating emergency response in the state of California, and how it is aligned with the federal government, it becomes clear that federal resources are important. FEMA is discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Manager's Toolbox Website and Peru's 3rd Sector

    This 6 page paper discusses the Third Sector, i.e., private, nonprofit organizations and also comments on the Manager's Toolbox, a Web site for the nonprofit manager. The emphasis is on Peru. The essay first identifies the type of theoretical approach and type of development regime for nonprofits as they exist in Peru. It then reports some useful data found at the Manager's Toolbox site. The writer then goes on to further discuss how the nonprofit sector operates in Peru and concludes with comments to the effect that the Manager's Toolbox is very helpful for American nonprofit managers but not for one investigating Peru. Bibliography lists 3 sites.

  • New Fast Track System of the FDA

    This 2 page paper evaluates the role of the FDA and its new fast track system. The paper supports the role of the FDA in general. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Department of Homeland Security and the Office of Homeland Security

    This 3 page paper discusses the Office of Homeland Security and the Department of Homeland Security, and the advantages and disadvantages of the Office versus the Department. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Assessing the Budget of the City of Orlando

    A 10 page paper assessing the 2007/2008 budget for the City of Orlando, Florida. The paper looks at the budget itself, as well as NACSLB Best Practices; GASB34 and Orlando's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). It appears that the awards that the City of Orlando has received for its budget processes and presentation are well earned. There are some changes that the City could make, but overall the budget document is one that meets the needs of the City and its citizens. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Feasible Alternative Represented by Nuclear Energy

    A 10 page paper that begins with an introduction in which the writer comments on the need and desire for inexpensive energy and also explains the Kyoto Protocol. The essay then provides a brief explanation of the general operation of a nuclear power plant, the number of plants in the world, the two major accidents at nuclear reactor sites. Safety measures that are in place are explained followed by a short discussion on nuclear waste and cooling and disposal process. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • 2012 Olympics' Proposal Evaluation

    This 6 page paper evaluates a case study in which Robert Moses is given the opportunity to oversee the building implicated for the 2012 Olympics if it were to come to New York City. Many facts from 1950s New York and twenty-first century New York are relayed. The two eras are compared and contrasted. Bibliography lists 8 sources.


    This 8-page paper focuses on affordable and low-income housing, prototypes for future development, and the need for such housing. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Less Developed Countries and Malnutrition

    This 3 page paper provides an overview of the problem. Malnutrition is defined. A solution is proposed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Realigning Aid to Ethiopia

    A 4 page paper providing recommendation to the British government regarding additional financial aid to Ethiopia. The recommendation for the British government and for the governments of other Western "rich" countries giving aid to Ethiopia is to maintain historic levels of financial assistance, followed with increased financial assistance entrusted to NGOs to administer and use for the good of the Ethiopian people. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Prevention or Minimization of Natural Disasters and Terrorism

    This 12 page paper looks at disasters caused by man as well as natural disasters. Many things are discussed inclusive of hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, floods and terror attacks. Bridge collapses and other incidents involving man and nature are included. What can be done to prevent disaster? While good policy is helpful, nothing can completely prevent tragedies. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Ethics and Accountability in Public Administration

    An 8 page paper discussing ethics and accountability in public administration. Ethics and accountability are two principles that "everyone" affected by public administration wants their public administrators to operate by, yet strangely enough both seem to be difficult to define. Operating from the perspective of a good steward of public resources ensures that public administration operates within the understanding of a strong ethical foundation, and that those serving are fully accountable to those trusting their service. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Studies in Public Administration

    This 4 page paper compares two books about public administration: Richard J. Stillman's "Public Administration Concepts and Cases" and Jos C.N. Raadschelders's "Government: A Public Administration Perspective." Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Leadership Skills and Community College President Performance - A Research Proposal

    This is a 6 page paper that provides an overview of leadership training and community college president performance. A research proposal suggests the use of a questionnaire to determine which training is most effective. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Military Surface Mail Processing: A Plan for Change

    This 15 page paper provides an overview of some of the changes that could be applied to improving the processing of military surface mail. This paper reflects the need for organizational and structural changes. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

  • Reviews of Articles on Volunteerism

    This 18 page paper provides six separate article summaries and reviews all on volunteerism. Each of the pieces look at different aspects of nonprofit organizations from an economic analysis to fraud that exists within these organizations. Other areas are explored such as coaxing adolescents to engage in volunteer activities. Various issues are examined in the context of this paper. Each analysis begins with a proper article citation. No bibliography.

  • Worcester, Massachussets' 2004 Water Quality Report

    This 4 page paper analyzes the City of Worcester (Massachusetts ) 2004 Water Quality Report. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Bureaucracy Theories of Max Weber

    This 6 page paper looks at German social scientist Max Weber's definitions, characteristics, and value of bureaucracy. It also reviews his opinion that bureaucracies serve a social good and have a significant role in human development. Bibliography lists five sources.

  • Individual and Family Program Organization and Administration

    A 10 page paper that deals with the technicalities in starting a nonprofit organization emphasizing the need for an overall strategic plan. Bibliography lists 5 sources.


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