Tagged with Public Administration

A Critical Approach to Public Administration Course Design

A Critical Approach to Public Administration Course Design

What is ‘good’ theory? The purpose of a good theory is to provide a conceptual framework for viewing and understanding phenomena.  From this perspective a theory is either useful or not useful.  A theory helps guide and focus attention, identify and define important variables, and postulate the relationships among them.  A good theory is not just … Continue reading

Applying Punctuated-Equilibrium Theory (PET), Multiple Streams Model (MSM), and Advocacy Coalition Framework (ACF) to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

This was a barn-burner.  I haven’t checked out this many books from an actual library since like 2001.   In a mini-emergency, I had to concoct a diagram/graphic IN Microsoft Word so those will have to be dropped in here later as they didn’t exactly translate-don’t judge me!  It’s not perfect, but it’s mine. I … Continue reading