Engagement – civic and citizen- driven public policy | SS238 Engagement -Civic- and Citizen-Driven Public Policy | Purdue University


Directions (U8): Using the required, academic readings, and supplemental academic research, please address the following while adhering to the Discussion Board Rubric:

  • Select a specific example of public policy from one      of the following fields:
    • Economic policy
      • An example of economic policy is U.S. budget        deficit spending.
    • Education policy
      • An example of education policy are the        implementation of charter schools.
    • Environmental policy
      • An example of environmental policy is the Clean        Air Act.
    • Foreign policy
      • An example of foreign policy is the interplay        between civil liberties and the Patriot Act.
    • Healthcare policy
      • An example of healthcare policy is the Affordable        Care Act (Obamacare).
    • Welfare policy
      • An example of welfare policy is Temporary        Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
  • How did civic engagement and/or a social movement      affect a previous or current public policy concern?
    • Was the civic engagement and/or social movement       example successful or unsuccessful?
    • What actions accounted for the success or failure?
  • What can we learn from this civic engagement and/or      social movement example?
    • Support your examples with information from the       text and at least two, additional academic sources.