SYLLABUS: PMAP 3011: POLICY AND POLITICS IN THE AMERICAN CITY
SPRING SEMESTER, 2011
PUBLIC MANAGEMENT AND POLICY DEPARTMENT
ANDREW YOUNG SCHOOL OF POLICY STUDIES-GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY
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I COURSE IDENTIFICATION
Instructor: Dr. Gerry Neumark CRN: 14886
Office: G49B AYSPS** Room: General Classroom 621
Office phone: (404) 413-0138 Time: 1:30-2:45 P.M.
Fax: (404) 413-0104 Days: Monday/Wednesday
E-mail: use firstname.lastname@example.org only. Office hours:…show more content… 2. Mini-research and essay paper: Who has political power in Atlanta? Note: It is important that you do not use and individual or groups who are actually employees of the Atlanta city government. (3 page minimum) (Counted as a double grade)
3. Official public government meetings: The student is to attend and report on two official government meetings. Such meetings may include a city council meeting, a county commission meeting, a planning or zoning board meeting, and an Atlanta N.P.U. meeting. The two meetings must not be the same. They may be the same type of meeting from two different local jurisdictions (eg, a city council meeting from Chamblee and a city council meeting from Conyers). They may be different kinds of meetings from the same jurisdiction (eg, city council meeting and an NPU meeting from Atlanta). Or they may be entirely different meeting from entirely different local jurisdictions. Do not use field trip forms for this requirement. Separate forms are provided on U-Learn.
4. Urban Public Policy Research Paper: The students will pick any city or county public policy. The following questions should be addressed: a brief introduction to the issue. What is the public policy: what disturbance (problem) does the policy attempt to solve? Which of the four policy-making models outlined in class does this policy appear to follow? (1)The