Your Final Paper is to be a comprehensive research study on one of the…


Your Final Paper is to be a comprehensive research study on one of the following public policy topics:

  • Environmental Concerns

  • Immigration

  • Health Care

  • Primary and Secondary Public Education

  • Social Security

  • Welfare


Your analysis of the topic will include:


  1. The scope and nature of the public policy problem.

  2. How the problem came to public and political awareness.

  3. The evolution of related public policy.

  4. Level of government and the actors involved.

  5. The intergovernmental structure and political concerns.

  6. Conflicting public opinion and impact on policy solutions.

  7. The approaches to policy formulation, adoption, and evaluation.

  8. The suggested policy direction (continuation, change or termination) and future impact.


Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:
Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length (including title and reference pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a title page with the following:


  • Title of paper

  • Student’s name

  • Course name and number

  • Instructor’s name

  • Date submitted


Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
Must use at six to ten scholarly sources, including a minimum of four from the Ashford University Library.
Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center
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