1.  What do you see as the biggest challenge to a state’s sovereignty from the emergence of transnational law?Be sure to include a current event item from an internet news source to illustrate your a

1.  What do you see as the biggest challenge to a state’s sovereignty from the emergence of transnational law?Be sure to include a current event item from an internet news source to illustrate your answer.News sources on the internet may be found in our Library (see the link on the left-side toolbar).  The best database is Lexis Nexis.  Do an “advanced search” to set date parameters to the past six months.  Remember to read your texts, watch the videos, and read any other materials in Week Six Lessons.  Include those ideas in your discussions.  I look forward to reading your posts and providing feedback on your topics!Your initial post should be at least 350 words. Please respond to more than 2 other students. Responses should be a minimum of 150 words.  The initial required post should be supported by course readings using parenthetical references.

You have been asked to present at an emergency management conference. The focus of your presentation will be on the following subjects: historical context of emergency management; how the National Res

You have been asked to present at an emergency management conference. The focus of your presentation will be on the following subjects: historical context of emergency management; how the National Response Plan, the National Response Framework, and the National Incident Management System all work together to ensure a proper response to disaster events and terrorist attacks; and an evaluation of the roles of nongovernmental entities, programs, and initiatives in responding to such events. Your PowerPoint presentation should consist of at least 10 slides, not counting your title and reference slides. Be sure that all sources are cited and referenced properly using APA style.

Select a local government within your state to analyze. You may select either an urban, suburban, or rural government to review.Prepare a 10- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation addressi

Select a local government within your state (Texas) to analyze. You may select either an urban, suburban, or rural government to review.Prepare a 10- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation addressing the following:Describe which area you chose: urban, suburban, or rural. Briefly describe the area’s demographics and characteristics.Describe the local form of government and identify the major elected officials of your selected area.Identify the major public policy issues, current events, and challenges this government faces and analyze one in depth.Discuss how the state government is addressing the issue you selected.Provide at least two potential, realistic solutions to the public policy issues, current events, and challenges this government faces.Include speaker notes to provide more in-depth information.Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines

Assignment InstructionsThis is part one of the class project assessments. [ Click here to see the overview of the assignments.]An important purpose of this assignment is to examine what the differentA

Assignment InstructionsThis is part one of the class project assessments. [ Click here to see the overview of the assignments.]An important purpose of this assignment is to examine what the differentAssignment InstructionsThis is part one of the class project assessments. [ Click here to see the overview of the assignments.]An important purpose of this assignment is to examine what the different branches and layers of government do to address a policy using a current issue to illustrate it.Complete a research essay on the government and national security. Remember this is being written for the president to read. Here are the aspects and questions to address for this essay:Identify a current issue being debated about American national security.Explain two competing solutions to this problem.Evaluate which one is preferable.Address the responsibilities of each level of government, which are federal, state, and local. (Most of the essay will be about the federal government).Address the responsibilities of each of the three branches of the federal government.REQUIREMENTS:500 word minimum and 600 word maximum length, not including references listed at the end or footnotes if used.Incorporation of concepts and terms from the required readings.Inclusion of facts from a recent news article about the topic/solution.Correct spelling, grammar, and formatting, whether it’s APA, MLA, or Chicago/Turabian.See the essay rubric for further details on grading.Writing tips:1) Write concisely! More is not necessarily better if the required points from the rubric are missed. A 500-word essay can earn an “A,” while a 700 word essay may lose points for going too long.2) Essays should be written in the third person perspective. (Avoid using “I, me, my, mine, we, us, our, you, your”).

This discussion forum allows you the opportunity to explore topics that interest you and relate to United States government and the political processes we are discussing. Within this forum, you will s

This discussion forum allows you the opportunity to explore topics that interest you and relate to United States government and the political processes we are discussing. Within this forum, you will share critical insights and discuss questions and issues that we are studying, share your personal challenges and successes, and discuss any concepts that you do not completely understand that have been discussed or addressed in our materials this week. Your initial post should focus on your personal experience within the course over the past week and should prompt further discussion from your classmates. Please be sure to address the following questions:      How is your research progressing on your Final Paper project so far? What from this course has had the most impact on your understanding of American government?  In addition to the questions above, also address at least one of the following questions as you reflect on the learning week:  What was the most interesting and/or intriguing concept you learned about during this week?     Are there any current events that you can recall that relate to the course concepts we are studying this week?     What insights have you had?     What concepts are causing you to struggle?     What questions have arisen for you at this point?     Do you have any helpful tips or ideas to help students better understand the material and course concepts?     What questions do you have regarding any of the discussions or assignments that your classmates might be able to provide insight?(Please note, if you have a question for the instructor, be sure to contact them through email or in the Ask Your Instructor forum, as they may not see the question here.)You are required to post at least 100 total words in the forum this week. You can post one time or ten times; the only requirement is that you post at least 100 words total and that you engage in conversation related to the course materials. Ask questions, answer questions, provide extra resources you found interesting, or engage in a debate (respectfully, of course) about something you learned this week. The only requirement is that your posts must relate to the course content. If you have a question for your instructor, you should contact your instructor through email or the Ask Your Instructor board. This open forum is a place for you to collaborate and connect with your classmates as well as one another. Your instructor will monitor this board and may post but is not expected to answer all questions.  If you notice that a classmate is struggling with something that you can help address, use your responses as a way to support them. Helping your classmates will not only benefit them, but it will also help to solidify your own knowledge.Attached is what has been done up to now and the chapters associated with this week.

Assignment 1: Rationale for Agency Selected   Due Week 2 and worth 100 points   For this and the following assignments, which will become a major part of your portfolio, you will take on the role

Assignment 1: Rationale for Agency Selected   Due Week 2 and worth 100 points   For this and the following assignments, which will become a major part of your portfolio, you will take on the role of a consultant for a government agency. The first role of the consultant is to familiarize yourself with the agency, its departments, and key actors. Select a local, county, state, or federal agency and a department within the agency. Usually, you can find contact information on their Websites.  After selecting an agency and department, you are expected to:Provide a rationale for your selection, and research the agency and department. Interview at least two (2) representatives of the agency’s department for the different sections of the paper. (If you can obtain more than two (2) different interviews, do so. The more perspectives, the better. Interviews can be conducted in person, by phone, or by an electronic method such as email.) Research the literature regarding issues that involve the selected agency and public administration in general.  Assume the role of a consultant who works for a consulting firm that has asked you to research this agency and file a report with the Vice President (VP) of Accounts and Client Support.   Write a two to three (2-3) page paper, titled Part I: Background of and Rationale for the {Selected Agency} in which you separate the content into sections:Provide background information about the agency and its department, mission, and its goals / objectives. (Title this section Introduction.) Describe three to five (3-5) functions of this agency. (Title this section Functions of the Agency.) Analyze two to three (2-3) current events involving the agency. (Use the e-Activities from Week 1 and Week 2.) (Title this section Current Events.) Explain the rationale for selecting this agency with two to three (2-3) justifiable reasons. (Title this section Rationale.) List four to five (4-5) academic sources and government Websites you expect to access in your research. (Include no more than one (1) non-government Website.)

Interest Group Consultant SimulationIn this activity you will be pretending to be a consultant for an interest group. You will be charged with helping that interest group better achieve its goals. Hav

Interest Group Consultant SimulationIn this activity you will be pretending to be a consultant for an interest group. You will be charged with helping that interest group better achieve its goals. Have fun and be creative in this activity! Your paper should be at least 500 words long. First, select an interest group from the following list that you will be consulting for (*you may only complete this assignment on one the listed interest groups):Service Employees International Union National Association of Realtors US Chamber of Commerce National Rifle Association National Education Association American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees AARP National Association of Broadcasters In the first sentence of your paper please state very clearly what interest group you have selected. Next, describe in your own words, what your selected interest group mission is. Do not copy and paste or quote the organizations mission in your paper. Use your own words. Next, take that mission statement and rewrite it in a new short one sentence elevator pitch that you think would be more effective. Feel free to get creative. Look up your selected interest groups website. What is the web address? What do you like about their website? What do you think could be improved about their website? Look up your selected interest group on social media. What is good about their social media presence? What could be improved about their social media presence?Look up your selected interest group on Open Secrets or the Federal Elections Commission website and discuss your findings. How much money does your interest group have? What is that money being spent on? In your opinion, are they using their money effectively? How could they spend their money to better accomplish their goals?Come up with at least one completely original idea that could be use to improve your selected interest groups efforts. Describe this idea in detail. What specific goal would this idea seek to accomplish? What types of resources would this idea need. How would this idea improve the organizations efforts to achieve its mission. Finally, be sure to provide a reference list. Please note: APA formatting and citations rules apply to this and all essays in this course. As with all weekly written assignments, submit your work as an attached file. Double-space your paper and use 12 point Times New Roman as your font.

1.  In your view, why is the idea of “global justice” displacing the notion of international law?  (Remembering that the term “international law” can mean both law between nation-states and law amon

1.  In your view, why is the idea of “global justice” displacing the notion of international law?  (Remembering that the term “international law” can mean both law between nation-states and law among nation-states.)  Further, how have national societies lost their relevance as the “moral watershed” of justice? Be sure to include a current event item from an internet news source to illustrate your answer.News sources on the internet may be found in our Library (see the link on the left-side toolbar).  The best database is Lexis Nexis.  Do an “advanced search” to set date parameters to the past six months.

This is the last piece of your class project. Imagine the presentation has been approved by the president and will be publicly published to sell the president’s ideas. See the overview of the project

This is the last piece of your class project. Imagine the presentation has been approved by the president and will be publicly published to sell the president’s ideas. See the overview of the project for a refresher on the purpose. Take your research from the essays and present it in a multimedia presentation using PowerPoint. Here’s a link to instructions on using PowerPoint if you’re new to it. Open Office can also be used to create PowerPoint presentations, even if you don’t have Microsoft Office. Alternative formats are acceptable too if available to you, such as Prezio or Knovio. REQUIREMENTSA title slide and reference slide.Each topic will have a four-slide minimum to explain the problem, illustrate the competing solutions, and explain why one is better. At least one use of animation and one sound should be used within the final product.