In defining and addressing an issue in the realm of public administration, it is essential to study and understand the proper theoretical framework that is related to that issue. In this first assignment, you will introduce the nature of your public administration topical area, define the central issue, and apply a theoretical framework related to the central issue. You will align the perspective to the theoretical framework within its topical area. This assignment will introduce you to theories and concepts, which will prepare you for more operational work in later assignments. It is important to incorporate source material such as GAO, OMB, and CBO.
In a 68 page paper, address the following:
Part 1: Introduction
Describe the issue in the chosen topical area from a public administration perspective.
Properly identify the context of the issue as related to a model of federalism.
Part 2: Background and Definition
Define the focus of your analysis of the issue in terms of involvement of the state legislature or courts.
Include any relevant ethical, diversity, and equity concerns related to your topical area.
Incorporate research from literature and public source material (GAO, OMB, et cetera).
Part 3: Identification and Application of Theoretical Framework
Align the theoretical framework with the topical area within the proper realm of public administration.
Identify the key manner in which this alignment informs the nature of the topic to the interaction with the theoretical framework.
Analyze how the chosen theoretical framework is used within its topical area.
Apply the theoretical framework effectively to its topical area.
Identify areas of concern as directed by interactions with the topical area.
Provide insight into how the theory informed the practice.
Provide direction for approaching the topical area in a meaningful way.
Evaluate the impact of the theoretical framework on the chosen topical area.
Describe how measured outcomes are being receivedis there proper classification, or are there related expenditures?
Identify any larger issues that could be mitigated by training.
Written communication: Your writing should clearly identify where each grading criterion or part of the assignment is addressed. Your points must be logical, substantive, and relevant based on the evidence presented. The writing must be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
APA guidelines: Resources and citations must be formatted according to current APA style and formatting. When appropriate, use APA-formatted headings.
Resources: Your ideas must be supported with relevant scholarly sources that are dated within the past five years and are properly cited and referenced in current APA style.
Length of paper: 68 typed, double-spaced pages, not including the title page and references.
Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.