SOC 320 Outline of Final Paper (Social Security)

SOC 320 Outline of Final Paper (Social Security)

SOC 320 Outline of Final Paper (Social Security)

hesis and Outline of Final Paper. This assignment is to be a thorough outline, including components as detailed below, of your Final Paper.

Your Final Paper is to be a comprehensive research study on one of the following public policy topics:
Environmental Concerns
Health Care
Primary and Secondary Public Education
Social Security
Your outline of the topic will include:

The scope and nature of the public policy problem.


How the problem came to public and political awareness.

The evolution of related public policy. 

Level of government and the actors involved.

The intergovernmental structure and political concerns.

Conflicting public opinion and impact on policy solutions.

The approaches to policy formulation, adoption, and evaluation.

The suggested policy direction (continuation, change or termination) and future impact.

Public Policy. Public policy is one way that society addresses social problems through the use of laws and regulations adopted by governments. In this discussion, review the American Sociological Association article Sociology and Public Policy and address the following:

a. Consider and explain the following statement, “Public policy is both what government does and what it does not do” (Theodoulou & Kofinis, 2012).
b. What determines whether a policy is enacted or not?
c. Who holds the power and authority to create, enact and/or change public policy?
d. What is the difference between public versus private concerns in relation to policy making and the government’s role in this process?
e. Describe two ways that social science research helps to design good public policies. Why are social science research skills important for analyzing the impact of existing policies?

Question 1 Which of the following is not part of the iron triangle model? 

Question 2 The authors describe efficiency as

Question 3 According to the authors, public interest refers to 

Question 4 Which of the following is not a common feature of both republicanism and democracy? 

Question 5 Subgovernments include which of the following entities? 

Question 6 Rational-legal authority is derived from 

Question 7 Which of the following is a characteristic of New Federalism, which emerged after 1968? 

Question 8 Which of the following is described as an example of the movement of federal power into traditionally state level issues? 

Question 9 Political legitimacy can be described as the capability of the political system to 

Question 10 Characteristics of a trustee form of representation include which of the following?