Discuss how we, as public administrators, can extend our influence and voice not only to government, but also to form informal and necessary collaborations between government, businesses, and social and political communities. Think outside the box and generate bold ideas for change from the inside.
OBJECTIVESTo successfully complete this learning unit, you will be expected to:1. Analyze key elements of a specific issue that has global, multicultural, and diversity ramifications.2. Assess plans to provide collaborative solutions that reflect common public values to a specific issue thathas global, multicultural, and diversity ramifications.3. Assess the use of social networking as a means or system of public participation.4. Compare the importance of culture and values in public participation models.Unit 5 Bowling Alone[u05s1] Unit 5 Study 1STUDIESReadings• In the Kivisto and Faist text, Citizenship: Discourse, Theory, and Transnational Prospects, readChapter 4, “Withdrawal,” pages 77–101.ResearchComplete the following research in preparation for this unit’s discussions:• Go to the Web site Democracy in America and explore the site’s many resources. This is a hypertextproject from American Studies at the University of Virginia about Alexis de Tocqueville’s bookDemocracy in America. It is an extremely robust Web site, so allow time to browse.• Go to Robert Putnam’s Bowling Alone Web site and explore it. Again, this is a rich resource, so allowtime to engage with the materials.
• After you have explored the two Web sites, use a resource library to locate at least three peerreviewedarticles that address civic engagement and social networking (as defined by Putnam). Youwill need these resources for the Civic Engagement discussion in this unit.[u05s2] Unit 5 Study 2PREPARATION FOR PROJECT PHASE 2ResourcesGlobal Issue – Theoretical Framework (Phase 2).Global Issue Resources | Transcript.The next phase of your course project, Global Issue – Theoretical Framework (Phase 2), will be due in Unit 7.Read the directions for this assignment and plan to meet this deadline. If you have any questions about therequirements after reading the directions, contact your instructor.Review of LiteratureBegin a literature review relevant to the issue you selected in Phase 1. Your list of sources for Phase 2 willinclude those you previously cited in Phase 1, but should be considerably expanded. It should include addedmaterial located through the Global Issue Resources interactive, course readings, and media presentations ifrelevant. In addition, it must include at least eight peer-reviewed sources located from the Resource library orother sources on-line or in print.In order to make sure you maximize the results of your research, read the assignment instructions for GlobalIssue – Theoretical Framework (Phase 2) carefully and plan to meet the requirements. Keep notes and thecitations of all sources you consult. It is never too early to begin sketching out ideas for your paper.
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