Politics Case Brief
Complete a case brief regarding an environmental policy (e.g. The Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Endangered Species Act, etc.). The case brief should answer the following:
What is the purpose of the law?
What related legislation was in place before the law’s passage, if any?
What circumstances/events led to the law’s passage?
Who supported the law? What was their rationale for proposing it?
Who opposed the law? What was their rationale for doing so?
What has been the impact of the law on the American environment?
Which theory best explains the outcome of the policy – group, elite, or institutions theory? NOTE: While all three play a role in policy outcome, you must select the ONE that you think was most influential.
“A” papers will:
(a) thoroughly answer each of the above questions;
(b) refer back to a minimum of at least 5 of the reading materials used in this course;
(c) refer to at least two major concepts (e.g. risk perception, direct values, etc.); and
(d) be at least 6 – 8 pages in length, double-spaced