KU Policy Intergovernmental Relations Perspective Discussion
Select a topic that can be analyzed from an intergovernmental relations perspective. This topic will be same throughout your project. Choose one of the public policy issues that exhibit the characteristics of intergovernmental relations (e.g. minimum wage policy, immigration policy, environmental protection, human rights, marriage rulings, gun policy, economic crisis response, disaster response, and marijuana legalization) or choose one consistent with this theme. If you choose a topic not provided, email me for approval before you begin to work.
You may focus on a topic discussed during the lecture or in the readings. You may also consider searching local newspapers, news, or policy briefs closely associated with inter-governmental relations.
In this first step assignment, Introduce the topic (or case), provide background information on the topic, and summarize the existing challenges or debates associated with the selected public policy issue.