Topic: public policy and democracy (Elections)
3 Pages Double Spaced
Subject: Political Science
Language: Eng (US)
Level: Sophomore (2nd year)
To understand the critical linkage between participatory democracy (elections) and public policy in a representative democracy. It is the individual and corporate responsibility of the voters to make sure that elected officials implement public policy beneficial to the public and, if they do not, to remove them from office the next election. Students must explain how elected governors can use their formal and informal powers to influence public policy.
Congratulations! You have recently been elected the Governor of Texas. You built your successful campaign around promises to address four issues that are significant to the voters of Texas: controlling immigration from Mexico, controlling spending on social programs (welfare, food stamps, Medicaid), making sure the death penalty is applied fairly and improving k-12 education. Please discuss each of these issues and focus on the following:
Why these issues likely helped get you elected Governor (refer to Campaign message and campaign strategy?
Discuss the formal and informal powers of the Governor Texas?
What is at least one formal power (do not use the same formal power all of the issues) that you can use to get each policy passed by the legislature?
What is at least one informal power (do not use the same informal power for each of the issues) that you can use to get each policy passed by the legislature?