I’m working on a political science question and need a sample draft to help me learn.
we have to provide at the end of the semester a paper report about a specific issue in local government. but before that, we should provide a proposal paper AND THAT WE SHOULD TO DO. I picked up local governments and affordable housing issue and topic. Please focus on North Carolina and write me a clear proposal paper.
from the syllabus
This semester, you will conduct some independent research and prepare a written report on a
major issue currently facing local governments. For this project, issues will involve problems to
be solved, such as the broad challenges presented by persistent homelessness, crushing pension
obligations, crumbling infrastructure, threats to sustainability and resilience, diminishing or
insufficient tax bases, and, of course, pandemics.
For this report, it is critical that you draw tightly your focus onto a problem to allow for deep,
substantial investigation. An issue topic such as “pandemic response of local governments” is too
big a sandbox – instead, target a particular service or function that is especially or uniquely
impacted, such as municipal/county budgets or the provision of particular services (e.g.,
emergency medical services). One strategy for selecting your issue topic is to focus on problems
facing particular service areas or functions that we investigate in Weeks 11-13 (e.g., public
safety, public health, leisure services).
Just to confirm everyone has a solid issue topic, students will submit a brief proposal via Canvas
that gives the instructor a clear idea of the direction of the project. Proposals are due March 2.