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Throughout this course, you will be asked to apply the principles and concepts we discuss and read about to situations and challenges taking place in real time. This real-world application allows you to see the themes of this course come to life and to appreciate the challenges and rewards of public administration in action.
Upon successful completion of this assignment, you will be able to:
Demonstrate decision-making and analysis skills needed for responding to policy challenges.
File: Academic Writing Visual.pdf
File: APA 7e Guide.pdf
In this assignment, you will identify and analyze a current event from a credible and objective news source that is in some way related to the theme of the week: decision making and public participation in public administration.
Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
Before you begin this assignment:
Review the Academic Writing Guide.pdf file and incorporate all guidelines presented there into your submission.
Review the OCLS APA 7e Guide file and incorporate all guidelines presented there for APA help.
Review the following articles:
“Addressing the Citizenship and Democratic Deficits: The Potential of Deliberative Democracy for Public Administration”
“Citizen Participation in Decision Making: Is It Worth the Effort?”
“The Question of Participation: Toward Authentic Public Participation in Public Administration”
Conduct independent research to find an article from a credible and objective news source covering a public-sector event in the last twelve (12) months that is related to the theme of the week: decision making and public participation in public administration.
Compose a 750- to 1500-word paper organized as follows:
Title page: Ensure that your title page is formatted using APA standards. Include the title of your paper, along with your name, course information, and date, as described in the APA requirements.
Title: Develop a title for your paper that speaks to the connection between your chosen article and our weekly theme.
Summary: Summarize the article in one paragraph that is three to five sentences long.
Advice: What advice does this story (and your analysis of it) offer public administration professionals when they face decisions?
Discuss two (2) pieces of helpful advice from this story that would help a new public administrator when making decisions and/or engaging in public-participation.
Identify each piece of advice with a subheading.
Cite at least one reading from this course (with an in-text citation in proper APA format) to support each of piece of advice.
References: Include a full and correctly formatted APA reference list at the end.