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POSC 103: Assignment


For the paper, pick a public problem that the federal government has attempted to address in the past half century. Then, identify a law, a presidential directive or an agency regulation that was meant to address the problem.  Once identified, your research is to explore and explain the politics that led to the policy decision made.  In all cases, this should involve a discussion of the various interest groups, classes and political actors involved in trying to influence the decision. 

Your analysis should include at least ten sources beyond course materials related to the question at hand. Please use Chicago Citation Style for references in both endnotes and bibliography.  The paper should be ten to twelve pages in length.

An Act of Congress

Executive Orders