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Combining Community Service And The Study Of American Public Policy, William Hudson Dec 1995

Combining Community Service And The Study Of American Public Policy, William Hudson

William E. Hudson

This paper reports on one faculty member’s experience introducing a service-learning component into a public policy course. After a brief description of the rationale and procedures associated with introducing the service component, impacts on student attitude and value change and on student learning are analyzed. Administration of a pre- and post-test found no significant impact of the service-learning on student attitudes. This negative result contradicts the perceptions of both the student and that instructor that service-learning enhanced the quality of learning in the course – whatever its impact on attitudes. Both students and instructors found service effective, as shown in ...


Knowing Encounters: Beyond Parochialism In International Relations Theory, David Blaney, Naeem Inayatullah Dec 1995

Knowing Encounters: Beyond Parochialism In International Relations Theory, David Blaney, Naeem Inayatullah

David Blaney

No abstract provided.


The System Worked: Our Schizophrenic Stance On Welfare, Robert Tsai Dec 1995

The System Worked: Our Schizophrenic Stance On Welfare, Robert Tsai

Robert L Tsai

This is a review of Steven M. Teles's book, Whose Welfare? AFDC and Elite Politics (University Press of Kansas, 1996), which argues that welfare policy reflects a dynamic of elite dissensus, in which public policy fails to reflect popular opinion. I make two central points in the review: first, there are reasons to believe that welfare policy does, in fact, reflect a deeply conflicted American electorate; and second, such a conflict may reveal a healthy deliberative order struggling to reconcile changing priorities with enduring values.


The Third World And A Problem With Borders, David Blaney, Naeem Inayatullah Dec 1995

The Third World And A Problem With Borders, David Blaney, Naeem Inayatullah

David Blaney

No abstract provided.