11.007 | Spring 2005 | Undergraduate

Resolving Public Disputes


I. What Do We Fight About?
1 Introduction  
2 Public vs. Private Problems

Friedman, Milton. Capitalism and Freedom. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1982, pp. 1-36. ISBN: 0226264017.

Kuttner, Robert. “The Limits of Markets.” The American Prospect 31 (March-April 1997).

Stone, Deborah. Policy Paradox. Introduction, and chapter 1. New York, NY: W.W. Norton, 1997. ISBN: 039396857X.

3 Policy Goals: Equity, Efficiency (Welfare)

Stone, Deborah. Policy Paradox. Chapters 2, and 3. New York, NY: W.W. Norton, 1997. ISBN: 039396857X.

Stanfield, Rochelle L. “Between the Cracks.” National Journal (October 11, 1997): 2018-2021.

DeParle, Jason. “As Welfare Rolls Shrink, Load on Relatives Grows,” New York Times, February 21, 1999.

LoPrest, Pamela. “Long Ride From Welfare to Work,” Washington Post, August 30, 1999.

Pear, Robert. “Welfare Spending Shows Huge Shift,” New York Times, October 13, 2003.

4 Policy Goals: Security, Liberty (Homeland Security)

Stone, Deborah. Policy Paradox. Chapters 4, and 5. New York, NY: W.W. Norton, 1997. ISBN: 039396857X.

Arnone, Michael. “Antiterrorism Law Under Debate Again.” Chronicle of Higher Education 23 (June 13, 2003).

5 Globalization

Garten, Jeffrey E. “Business and Foreign Policy.” Foreign Affairs 76, no. 3 (1997): 67-79.

Korten, David C. “The Failures of Bretton Woods.” In The Case Against the Global Economy. Edited by Jerry Mander, and Edward Goldsmith. San Francisco, CA: Sierra Club Books, 1997, pp. 20-30. ISBN: 0871568659.

Sweeney, John P. “International Trade.” In Issues ‘98: The Candidate’s Briefing Book. Washington, DC: The Heritage Foundation, 2000. ISBN: 0891950729.

Goklany, Indur. “The Globalization of Human Well-Being.” Policy Analysis, no. 447, August 22, 2002. (Cato Institute Web page.)

Mandle, Jay. “The Wrong Enemy.” The American Prospect 9, no. 7 (1998).

Kuttner, Robert. “Globalism Bites Back.” The American Prospect 9, no. 7 (1998).

Stiglitz, Joseph. “Globalism’s Discontents.” The American Prospect 13, no. 1 (2002).

Weller, Christian E., and Adam Hersh. “Free Markets and Poverty.” The American Prospect 13, no. 1 (2002).

Sen, Amartya. “How to Judge Globalism.” The American Prospect 13, no. 1 (2002).

Soros, George. “Toward a Global Open Society,” The Atlantic Monthly, January 1998.

Forney, Matt. “Tug-of-War Over Trade.” Time 42 (December 22, 2003).

Weidenbaum, Murray. “Surveying the Global Marketplace,” USA Today, January 26, 2004.

Crook, Clive. “Why the New Protectionism is Both Wrongheaded and Dangerous.” National Journal 36, no. 3 (2004): 148.

Gillespie, Nick. “Poor Man’s Hero.” Reason 35, 7 (2003): 56.

Hansen, Brian. “Globalization Backlash.” CQ Researcher 11, no. 33 (2001).

Cooper, Mary H. “Do Low-Paid Foreign Workers Help or Hurt the Economy?” CQ Researcher 14, no. 7 (2004).

6 Globalization (cont.)  
II. Problems and Solutions
7 Ideas and Power in the Policy Process Kingdon, John. Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies. New York, NY: Longman, 2003, chapter 4, and 8. ISBN: 0321121856.
8 Defining Problems: Symbols, Numbers and Causes

Stone, Deborah. Policy Paradox. Chapters 6, 7, and 8. New York, NY: W.W. Norton, 1997. ISBN: 039396857X.

Kingdon, John. Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies. New York, NY: Longman, 2003, chapter 5. ISBN: 0321121856.

Goode, Erica. “How Culture Molds Habits of Thought,” New York Times, August 8, 2000.

Lewin, Tamar. “Images of Police Beatings are Subject to Blurring,” New York Times, July 15, 2000.

9 Attaching Solutions to Problems: Policy Entrepreneurs and Tipping Points

Kingdon, John. Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies. New York, NY: Longman, 2003, chapter 6. ISBN: 0321121856.

Gladwell, Malcolm. “The Tipping Point,” New Yorker, June 3, 1996.

10 Defining Problems: Interests, Experts, and the Media (Health Care) West, Darrell, and Burdett Loomis. The Sound of Money. New York, NY: W.W. Norton, 1998, chapters 1-4. ISBN: 0393973387.
11 Devising Solutions: Rules, Facts, Rights, Power, Inducements Stone, Deborah. Policy Paradox. Chapters 11-15. New York, NY: W.W. Norton, 1997. ISBN: 039396857X.
12 Social Security

Cooper, Mary. “How Should America’s Retirement System Be Saved?” CQ Researcher, 2004.

Recent articles and editorials in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the Christian Science Monitor (via Lexis-Nexis, Proquest, and other databases).

Calmes, Jackie. “Wall Street Quietly Promotes Overhaul of Social Security,” Wall Street Journal, December 3, 1996.

Material from Websites:

The Cato Institute

The Heritage Foundation

Social Security Reform CenterThe White House

The Brookings Institution

The Urban Institute

Anrig, Greg. “Social Security: The Next Generation.” The American Prospect Online. Nov. 6, 2002.

Dreyfuss, Robert. “The Biggest Deal: Lobbying to Take Social Security Private.” The American Prospect 26 (May-June, 1996): 72-75.

Mashaw, Jerry L. and Theodore Marmor, “The Great Social Security Scare.” The American Prospect Online. Nov. 1, 1996

Kuttner, Robert. “Rampant Bull.” The American Prospect Online. July 1, 1998.

Quinn, Joseph. “Social Security on the Table.” The American Prospect 7, no. 26. (May-June, 1996).

Kay, Stephen J. “The Chile Con.” The American Prospepct Online. July 1, 1997.

Diamond, Peter and Peter Orszag. “Social Security: The Right Fix.” The American Prospect Online. Sept. 22, 2002.

Peterson, Peter G. “Will American Grow Up Before it Grows Old?” (2-part series). The Atlantic Monthly 277, no. 5 (May, 1996).

Baker, Dean. “Government: Nine Misconceptions About Social Security.” The Atlantic Monthly 282, no. 1 (July, 1998).

13 Social Security (cont.)  
III. The Conventional Approach To Resolving Disputes
14 Resolving Disputes in Congress (Taxes) Arnold, R. Douglas. The Logic of Congressional Action. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1990, chapters 1, 2, 6, and 8. ISBN: 0300048343.
15 Resolving Disputes in Agencies (Endangered Species) Layzer, Judith A. “Jobs vs. the Environment.” In The Environmental Case. Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2002. ISBN: 1568027265.
16 Resolving Disputes in Agencies, Continued  
17 Resolving Disputes in Courts (School Desegregation)

Smith, Christopher. Courts and Public Policy. Chicago, IL: Nelson-Hall Publishers, 1993, chapters 1, 3, and 4. ISBN: 0830412948.

Jost, Kenneth. “School Desegregation.” CQ Researcher 14, no. 15 (April 23, 2004).

18 Resolving Local Disputes (Hazardous Waste)

Wilson, Duff. Fateful Harvest. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 2001, chapters 6, and 7, pp. 149-225. ISBN: 0060193697.

Layzer, Judith A. “Love Canal.” In The Environmental Case. Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2002. ISBN: 1568027265.

19 Peer Editing, Essay 3  
20 Adversarial Decision-making Processes  
IV. Alternative Approach To Resolving Public Disputes
21 Direct Democracy: Ballot Initiatives

Bowler, Shaun, et al., eds. Citizens as Legislators. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 1998, chapters 1, and 12, pp. 1-21, and 249-273. ISBN: 0814207782

Ellis, Richard J. “A Tale of Two Initiatives.” In Democratic Delusions: The Initiative Process in America. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2002, pp. 5-25. ISBN: 0700611568.

22 Resolving Disputes Through Deliberation

Fearon, James D. “Deliberation as Discussion.” In Deliberative Democracy. Edited by John Elster. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1988, pp. 44-68. ISBN: 0521596963.

Mansbridge, Jane. “Using Power/Fighting Power: The Policy.” In Democracy and Difference. Edited by Seyla Benhabib. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1996, pp. 46-66. ISBN: 0691044783.

Fishkin, James S. “Giving the People Voice.” In The Voice of the People. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1995, pp. 134-176. ISBN: 0300072554.

23 Negotiated Rulemaking

Weber, Edward P., and Anne M. Khademian. “From Agitation to Collaboration: Clearing the Air through Negotiation.” Public Administration Review 57, no. 5 (1997): 396-410.

Coglianese, Cary. “Assessing Consensus: The Promise and Performance of Regulatory Negotiation.” Duke Law Journal 46 (1997): 1255-1349.

24 Collaboration / Consensus-Building (Wetlands)

Susskind, Lawrence, and Jeffrey Cruikshank. Breaking the Impasse. New York, NY: Basic Books, 1987, pp. 3-34. ISBN: 0465007503.

McKinney, Matthew. “What Do We Mean by Consensus?” In Across the Great Divide. Edited by Philip Brick, et al. Washington, DC: Island Press, 2001, pp. 33-41. ISBN: 1559638117.

Innes, Judith E., and Sarah Connick. “San Francisco Estuary Project.” In The Consensus Building Handbook. Edited by Lawrence Susskind, et al. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1999, pp. 801-827. ISBN: 0761908447.

Coglianese, Cary. “Is Consensus an Appropriate Basis for Regulatory Policy?” In Environmental Contracts. Edited by Eric W. Orts, and Kurt Dekeletaere. Boston, MA: Kluwer Law International, 2001, pp. 93-113. ISBN: 9041198210.

25 Peer Editing Essay 4  
26 Collaborative Processes  

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