Research Papers on State & Local Politics

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  • Michigan Civil Rights Initiative: Proposal 2

    A 5 page paper which examines the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative, known as Proposal 2, as it relates to African American males. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Gun Control Proposals

    This is a 10 page paper that provides an overview of common proposals for gun control in the United States. Trade regulation and licensure are highlighted. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Florida's Election Primary of 2002

    A 6 page discussion of the multitude of problems which repeated themselves once again in the September 2002 primary elections in South Florida. This paper outlines those problems and suggests that the solution lies in better communication within the extremely diverse community and better state oversight of the election process. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Political Matters Literature Review

    This 10 page paper is a literature review covering the meaning of public trust, political reputation and campaign promises, and the Republican victories in 1994. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Substance Abuse Agency and Management Theory

    An 8 page paper discussing politics at a public agency. The Helen Ross McNabb Center is the result of government support and private enterprise involvement for the purpose of providing substance abuse treatment in the foothills of the East Tennessee Smoky Mountains. Though private enterprise is involved and the center uses many volunteers from the community, its primary point of accountability still is the United States’ Department of Health and Human Services, from which the center gains most of its funding. The purpose here is to assess to what extent the market forces of the private sector may affect management at a government agency. The paper evaluates management theory and employees’ willingness to learn from outside entities. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Characteristics of New Public Management

    This 7 page paper examines the criticisms that were made of the traditional approach to public administration looking at the inherent weaknesses in the older systems. The paper then discusses the key characteristics of the term New Public Management (NPM). The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Private Team Sports Facilities and City Financing

    A 3 page consideration of the arguments regarding the appropriateness of using taxpayer money for the construction of facilities for private teams. The author argues that condemn this practice should consider both the direct and indirect benefits of sports to a city. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Taxpayers and the Unnecessary Burden of a Professional Sports Stadium

    A 10 page contention that only a selective proportion of the American public is interested in or profits either economically or recreationally from sports stadiums. Presents various statistics and economic and philosophic arguments demonstrating the unfairness which is inherent in requiring the taxpayer to foot the bill for the construction of these stadiums. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Politics and Nurses

    This 5 page paper discusses the importance of nurses getting involved in the political process and discusses the reasons why this is important. Furthermore this paper offers many specific examples of ways in which nurses can involve themselves. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • In Defense of Governor Spitzer’s Plan

    This 13 page paper discusses NY Governor Eliot Spitzer’s plan to make it possible for illegal immigrants to get driver’s licenses, and argues that the plan makes solid sense. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Effects of Illegal Immigration on the United States

    In seven pages this expository essay examines the impact of illegal immigration on America, pointing out that despite its obvious drawbacks, there are also important benefits to consider regarding this issue as well. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Population Density/California

    A 4 page research paper that a particular demographic aspect of California—population density—and how this factor affects land use and the future of California agriculture. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Michael K. Honey's Southern Labor and Black Civil Rights Organizing Memphis Workers

    A 6 page review of the book by Author Michael K. Honey. Honey outlines the societal conditions which were at play in 1930s Memphis Tennessee in comparison to the various laws which were on the books to protect black rights. The contention is made that custom can, and does, sometimes outweigh law. This was the case in Memphis but the arrival of the Civil Rights movement and such efforts as the labor movement was soon to turn the tides more in favor of the severely disadvantaged classes in this southern community. The societal move towards unionization of the workplace was particularly advantageous. No additional sources are listed.

  • Impact of Illegal Immigration on the U.S. Economy

    This 6 page paper discusses the impact illegal immigration has had on the U.S. economy. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • The Voting Rights Act of 1965

    This 12 page paper discusses the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the recent battle over extending its provisions. The extension was signed into law in August, 2007, with its controversial provisions intact. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Public Health Aspects of Food Safety

    This 8 page paper discusses the issue of food safety from a public health perspective; it focuses mostly on a literature review. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Necessity for and Effectiveness of Affirmative Action

    This 10 page paper takes as a given that affirmative action is a solid program that should be reinstated; the argument it pursues is how best to defend the support of affirmative action programs. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Oregon's Death with Dignity Act and the American Government

    4 pages in length. The writer discusses the Oregon Death With Dignity Act as it relates to 1997 Supreme Court allowing each state to decide for itself. Statistical data also provided. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Private Investment in Rural America

    A 3 page exploration of the factors that typically discourage private investment in rural areas. With very few exceptions, monies are invested with the express purpose of returning a profit. In comparison with rural areas, metropolitan areas have more of the people and the infrastructure that is needed to accomplish that purpose. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Who Should Pay For The Infrastructure

    A 5 page paper. The question is whether or not the government should pay for the infrastructure. The paper reports the condition of the infrastructure in the U.S. and how much it would cost to bring it up to standards. The writer reports and comments on the debate of who should pay for improvements as the population grows and also reports what some states have done to address the problems. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Municipal Public Administration

    6 pages. This essay relates to municipal administration as based on articles in scholarly journals. This critical analysis of administrative tactics and policies as based on the articles will help the student to assess the necessary requirements for successful public administration techniques in such things as urban management and public policy. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • A Local Smoking Ban: Controversy Verses Reason

    A 5 page perspective on a local smoking ban. Written from the perspective of a non-smoker, this paper presents the evidence that makes it clear that the ban is in the best interest of both non-smokers and smokers. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Substance Abuse Agency and Management Theory

    An 8 page paper discussing politics at a public agency. The Helen Ross McNabb Center is the result of government support and private enterprise involvement for the purpose of providing substance abuse treatment in the foothills of the East Tennessee Smoky Mountains. Though private enterprise is involved and the center uses many volunteers from the community, its primary point of accountability still is the United States’ Department of Health and Human Services, from which the center gains most of its funding. The purpose here is to assess to what extent the market forces of the private sector may affect management at a government agency. The paper evaluates management theory and employees’ willingness to learn from outside entities. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Unemployment in the US

    This 8 page paper looks at the problem of unemployment in the United States. The paper first established the problem looking at the level of unemployment in general and specific terms and then considers the way that fiscal policies could be used to tackle the unemployment problems. The bibliography cites 6 sources. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Public Values and How They Are Influenced by Special Interest Groups Regarding Video Game Violence

    A 5 page overview of the varying viewpoints surrounding violence in video games. There are groups that oppose this violence and those that support the right of video producers and those that play these games to free expression. What results is special interest groups, each of which clamors for the attention of our lawmakers. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Water Demand and Purchase in California

    This 3-page paper examines the concept of economic supply and demand as it pertains to legislative issues, particularly the 1991 California Water Bank created by the government in response to the severe drought of the late 1980s. The paper discusses how the bank worked to allocate the resources in an attempt to reduce demand. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Frank Bryan and John McClaughry's The Vermont Papers

    A 5 page analysis of the book by Frank Bryan and John McClaughry which proposes to radically change governance in the state of Vermont. The authors would change the fundamental unit of state government to 'shires,' that is, small geographical regions with about 10,000 citizens each. The writer shows how this concept could have radical implications not only for Vermont, but for the country, and postulates that Bryan and McClaughry have pointed the way towards the correct path for government in the 21st century. No additional sources cited.

  • Overview of TVA

    A 6 page paper on the TVA that explores the political forces behind its establishment, its mission statement, and how the TVA cultivates customers through community involvement. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Texas Citizens and the Services Provided by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison's Office

    This 15 page report review the function of a U.S. Senator's office, its purpose, function, and structure. In specific, the report looks at Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and her role in service to both the people of Texas and the rest of the citizens of the U.S.A. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Analysis of a Town Meeting

    In this 6 page essay, the writer re-caps events and issues covered at a local town meeting they attended. Issues in public administration, roles of municipal executives, and various procedural functions are all included in the discussion. Town budget information, tax issues, and more are covered. No bibliography.

  • Community Issues of a Municipal Town Meeting

    6 pages in length. This report covers the topics of a municipal township meeting and some of the key issues raised concerning youths and the community, police work, and budgeting concerns. The writer points out how especially concerned members present were about tax-related issues. No bibliography.

  • The Big Dig in Boston

    A 5 page paper discussing the big-business logistics of the largest public works project ever. Boston's Central Artery, the elevated six-lane highway that runs through town, opened in 1959 and was a marvel that had been planned for growth. Designed to carry 75,000 vehicles daily, it is now one of the most congested highways in the nation carrying 190,000 vehicles each day. The budget for its replacement is $10.8 billion and is scheduled for completion in 2004. Though construction began in 1991, there was no overseeing IT plan implemented until 1996. The project has run more smoothly with the IT system in place, and political posturings connected with the project have largely ended. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • 1999 Mayor's Race in Philadelphia

    An 8 page research paper that examines the 99 Philadelphia mayor campaign between John Street and Sam Katz. The writer analyzes the differing images that these candidates presented of the city. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Centralization, Decentralization, and Theories of Public Administration

    This 9 page paper describes the centralization and decentralization issues within public administration; includes a treatise on the history, the benefits, and management trends. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • 1931's Davis Bacon Act

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of this 1931 act pertinent to unionized workers. The possibility of repeal, and the movement to repeal the act in the 1970s, is discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • California's Evolution

    This 10 page paper provides insights into changes that occurred in California since the middle of the nineteenth century. Cultural, political and economic variables are discussed. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

 

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