700 Word Essay

For the term paper, you are required to pick a current economic topic that relates to the material we have covered or will cover in this course. You will research and find an article that covers the topic you have chosen. You can use an article online or offline from any reputable source. You will write up a review of the article and integrate course concepts into your review. Please make sure you both summarize the article and discuss how it relates to the course.

Complete this essay in a Microsoft Word document in APA format. Your work will automatically be submitted to Turnitin for plagiarism review. Please note that a minimum of 700 words for your essay is required.

State Making

“Globalization is commonly described as the processes and forces  leading to an ever-decreasing capacity of the nation state to govern  within its territorial boundaries” (Levi-Farr & Vigoda-Gadot, 2004).  Even though world trade is larger than ever before, national living  standards vary according culture, the wealth of the state (nation), and  domestic factors. The study of globalization requires a holistic  approach and must be analyzed from all angles.

  • Although nation-states once controlled the markets, it is now the  markets that often control the nation-state). Examine the major factors  that account for the unequal distribution of globalization effects in  different states. Suggest how policy entrepreneurs, policy makers, and  policy administrators should redesign states so that people can benefit  from globalization in general. Provide a rationale for your response.

2nd Discussion question


“Political Systems” Please respond to the following:

Although the US is the richest nation on earth, it has one of the  highest poverty rates among the modern western democracies. Identify at  least two policies US policy makers could enact to drastically reduce  the poverty rate in this country. Justify your reasoning.


Assignment 2: Debate It Powerpoint Presentation

Most people perceive international public administration to be a set  of state structures, institutions, and processes. Opponents of  globalization argue that it weakens states, making it difficult for them  to sustain social welfare and environmental policies, and create fiscal  redistributive initiatives.

According to James Bovard, a libertarian author who focuses on  writing about government, proponents and businesses seeking to expand a  broad claim there is little or no evidence of national governments’  decline. Congress, along with many policy strategists, seem to think  that whatever the effects of globalization on governments, they are  likely to be beneficial for long-term economic growth (Bovard, 1987).

Analyze the claims laid out in this controversy, and try to argue the  strongest case you can in favor of the view(s) you find most  convincing. In doing so, be sure to seriously consider the case that  your opponents might make against your position, and why you would  reject it. Use the Internet and / or Strayer databases to research  evidence that supports your opinion. Determine your point of view on the  issue, and support your position with information from at least three  (3) reliable, relevant, peer-reviewed references (no more than one [1]  used previously), published within the last five (5) years.

Create a PowerPoint presentation that covers the following:

  • Provide a brief description of the issue.
  • Present evidence that supports both sides of the argument.
  • In the note section of each information slide, you must write a narrative of what you would
  • Provide at least three (3) reliable, relevant, peer-reviewed  references (no more than one [1] used previously), published within the  last five (5) years at the end of your video.

Note: Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

Your presentation should include a minimum total of 12 slides:

  • 10 information slides
  • Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:
    1. Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
    2. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the  student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date.  The cover page is not included in the required page length.
    3. Include a reference page. Citations and references must follow APA  format. The reference page is not included in the required page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Analyze the core controversies, theories, and rationale surrounding global public
  • Formulate domestic and international public policy alternatives and arguments.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in international public administration.

Risk Assessment And Contingencies, Pomona College

Overview: Explore the potential threats that put Pomona College in Claremont, California at risk for a crisis. Which of these risks are unique to Pomona College?

What are the critical steps needed to plan for a crisis at Pomona College? What contingencies could occur as a result of the most likely crises that Pomona College faces? How will you plan for those contingencies?

Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:

  • * Analyze the threat to Pomona College, supporting your analysis with academic and professional references.
  • * Determine appropriate strategies and tactics Pomona College could employ to prepare for or prevent a potential crisis that arises from the threats.
  • * Determine appropriate strategies and tactics the Pomona College could employ to mitigate a crisis that arises from the threats after they have occurred.
  • * Develop a comprehensive plan to be implemented during a crisis, supporting the plan with best practices in crisis management.
  • * Describe contingencies that might occur as a result of the crisis, supporting your response with current research in emergency preparedness and crisis management.

Guidelines for Submission: The paper should follow these formatting guidelines: 4–6 Microsoft Word pages, double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and citations in APA format when appropriate.



Read the material at the sites listed in the Week 6 Lessons folder to help guide your reassessment and adjustment of the solutions, risks and impact to your client in relation to the management problem you are exploring. Complete 1 or more page paper indicating if you are making any adjustments or modifications to your solutions based on your reassessment.  If you are making modifications, be specific what solution/s you need to modify.



Each week we have been taking pieces of problem solving to put into action.  Our next step is to reassessment, adjustment, and implement.  This is your opportunity to look your recommendations and determine if adjustments need to be made from your prior steps information.

“Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end.” Robin Sharma.  Last week we introduce the need to change, this week we need to consider the resistance to the changes.  Change is uncomfortable.  However, if strategies are in place to help the resistance to change, the solutions will be better received.

Choosing the solutions does not solve the problem.  It is important to focus on a good implementation plan.  Developing an implementation plan requires action.


Here are some considerations:

• What needs to be done to implement solutions?

• Who will do the required tasks:  Department, outside organization, person?

• When will the tasks be started?

• What key milestones need to be completed and by when?

• How will the actions be implemented?

• How will follow-up occur? Who will follow-up and when?

When creating the implementation plan, it is important to set goals.  Goals help keep the focus on the action items in the implementation plan.  A popular method to create goals is following the SMART method.  SMART goals stand for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time bound.  Review the video this week which will describe each step and provide an example of how the letters in the acronym.

Specific:  who is doing the task, provide the detail of the task

Measurable: what metrics will you use to measure the task

Achievable: can the task be attained?

Realistic: does the task align with the mission or vision?

Time bound: include the specific date you will achieve the tasks.

Since many of you have the goal to increase your education let’s look at this example.

Goal (not following SMART method):

Graduate college.

While this is a goal, there isn’t much to support when you will accomplish your goals.

Goal (following SMART method):

By December 2017, I will graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business.

Some of you may be compelled to use this goal:  In one year, I will graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business.  At the time of writing the goal, one year makes sense.  However, if you review this goal in the future, it will be hard to determine when the year is due.

In addition to SMART goals, there is a method that is gaining much attention called CLEAR goals.  CLEAR goals was an acronym created by Olympic gold medalist Adam Kreek.  CLEAR stands for Collaborative, Limited, Emotional, Appreciable and Refinable.

• Collaborative: goals should encourage people working together in teams to achieve the mission.

• Limited:  goals should be limited both in scope and nature.

• Emotional:  goals should make an emotional connection with employees

• Appreciable:  Break goals down into smaller sections to accomplish the larger goal quicker.

• Refinable: Allow the opportunity for the goal to be revised as more information is provided.

Read the resource to learn more about CLEAR goals and the example Kreek outlines for the goal of crossing the Atlantic Ocean.