Write a five to six (5-6) page paper in which you:
Select two (2) editorials / essays / columns on the current issue of the Affordable Care Act from two (2) different publications (large metropolitan or national newspaper such as Washington Post or the New York Times or national magazines such as Newsweek, Time, and The New Republic.)
Apply the procedures for argumentation analysis (link below) to display contending positions and underlying assumptions for the content.
Determine which arguments are the most plausible. Provide a rationale for your views.
Conducting a Stakeholder Analysis on the public policy of Gun Control
Apply the procedures for stakeholder analysis (attached) to generate a list of at least five to ten (5-10) stakeholders who affect or are affected by problems in the issue area chosen for analysis.
After creating a cumulative frequency distribution from the list, discuss new ideas generated by each stakeholder. (Note: The ideas may be objectives, alternatives, outcomes causes, etc.; ideas should not be duplicates.) Refer to the following video for a reminder on how to calculate cumulative relative frequency:
Write an analysis of the results of the frequency distribution that answers the following questions:
(a) Does the line graph flatten out? (b) If so, after how many stakeholders? (c) What conclusions can be drawn about the policy problems in the issue area?
Appropriately incorporate at least four (4) quality sources. A quality source can be either grey literature, such as a news article, or scholarly, such as peer reviewed works. In the case of public administration, government websites are appropriate quality resources. Note: Wikipedia, SparkNotes, and similar websites do not qualify as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.