1. Kraft textbook – Read p. 380-425 “Environmental and Energy Policy”.
2. Kraft textbook – Read p. 426-466 “Foreign Policy and Homeland Security”.
3. Kraft textbook – Read p. 468-493 “Policy Analysis, and Policy Choice”.
Book: Kraft, M. E., Furlong, S. R., (2012). 5th Ed. Public policy: Politics, analysis, and alternatives. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. ISBN-10: 1483345785 ISBN-13: 978-1483345789
Consider one or more major policy challenges, such as reforming health care, reforming the major federal entitlement programs (Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid), redesigning the tax code, or developing a national energy or climate change policy. What do you think are the major advantages or disadvantages of incremental policy change? Similarly, what do you think are the major advantages or disadvantages or perusing policy change the is more far-reaching or radical, whether the ideas are endorsed by the right or left side of the political spectrum?