Three Political Case Studies Case Study by Nicky

An analysis of three case studies on political decision-making.
# 151105 | 1,280 words | 3 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on May 22, 2012 in Political Science (General)


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Description:

The paper discusses three political cases and identifies the problem involved, the history of the issue, the alternatives that were available, the specific theoretical concepts under review and the solution that was implemented. These three cases involve the implementation of a plan to build new health clinics for migrant farm workers in Bakersfield, California, the shuttle Challenger disaster, and the U.S. decision to bomb the Serbs during President Clinton's impeachment process.

Outline:
CASE 1 - Dumping $2.6 Million on Bakersfield (Or How Not to Build a Migratory Farm Worker's Clinic)
The Problem
The History
Alternatives
Specific Concepts
Solution
CASE 2 - The Last Flight of Space Shuttle Challenger
The Problem
The History
Alternatives
Specific Concepts
Solution
CASE 3- The Decision To Bomb the Serbs
The Problem
The History
Alternatives
Specific Concepts
Solution

From the Paper:

"The program was created to meet the requirements of legislation of the 1970 Migrant Health Act sponsored by Senator Walter Mondale. Although there was plenty of money available, the money came with time constraints and the group who needed to spend the money had a poor overall knowledge of the community the funding was supposed to serve. This case was significant because it demonstrated how multiple levels of government, both federal and local, often mismanage their responsibilities simply because of poor communication and planning.
"There were several factors that created this problem. The first issue was that there was legislation that made money available but none of the available individuals actually knew about the potential windfall. This may not have been a problem except that there were time constraints on the money being spent. The sequence of events then was that the HEW mandates added time constraints to the money. When the money arrived in Bakersfield, the local community was not ready to accept it with the time constraints and they were not sure of rules tied to the money. All they knew was that they would lose it if they did not spend. The next problem was that after not consulting with any other local groups, a group that was not covered by the program actually received a promise of funding."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Aron, Michael. (1972). "Dumping $2.6 Million on Bakersfield (Or How Not to Build a Migratory Farm Worker's Clinic)." The Washington Monthly. October: pp.23-32.
  • Charles, Michael T.. (1989). "The Last Flight of Space Shuttle Challenger." Coping With Crises: The Management of Disaster, Riots and Terrorism.
  • Sciolino, Elain., Bronner, Ethan. (1999). "The Decision To Bomb the Serbs." New York Times. April 18.: p.1+.

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