PAD 515: Leadership and Conflict Resolution

PART 1 “Changing the Dynamics of a Public Leader” Please respond to the following:

  • Based on the Flint Michigan Water Crisis, previous week’s readings, and your own research, conclude the main manner in which public leadership from higher levels of government both positively and negatively impact public leadership on lower levels of government. Propose two (2) strategies that public leaders in each level of government could use in order to work collaboratively, thus ensuring that decisions do not adversely affect citizens, e.g., Federal government, State of Michigan, City of Flint. Provide a rationale and appropriate sources for your response.
  • Determine a style of leadership that would be effective in the Flint Michigan Water Crisis. Provide a rationale for your position and support it with appropriate sources for your response.

PART 2

“Monitoring Observed Policy Outcomes” Please respond to the following:

 

  • Discuss the relationship between ill-structured problems and approaches to monitoring. Then, describe a real or hypothetical problem and recommend at least one effective way to monitor the policy outcomes. Support your position.
  • Use at least two threats to validity and develop a rebuttal to two of the following statements: (a) The greater the cost of an alternative, the less likely it is that the alternative will be pursued. (b) The enforcement of the maximum speed limit of 55 mph increases the costs of exceeding the speed limit. (c) The mileage death rate fell from 4.3 to 3.6 deaths per 100 million miles after the implementation of the 55-mph speed limit. (Refer to Figure 6.13 before responding.)

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