Public Administration: The Power of Public Influence

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This essay explains the basic fundamentals of public servants who influence American policy. This college essay is intended to be informational and is an objective college essay. Topics may include politial issues to healthcare, immigration, and human trafficking.

Submitted: January 25, 2020

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Submitted: January 25, 2020

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Victoria .L

Public Administration: The Power of Public Influence


 

Public Administration is a strong asset to American government. Public administration is empowered through influential politics and the law. It’s servants aim to create policies that benefit the public at large. As the famous former governor of California once said, “...public service improves the lives and the world around you, its greatest reward is the enrichment and new meaning it will bring to your own life” ( Swarzenager, 1). Local organizations such as the American Jewish Committee, and Arcadia University’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution, are some of the many organizations that rely on public administration.  The federal government is heavily involved in public administration as well. There may be policies you may have already heard of. The Affordable Care Act (or the ObamaCare Act) was enacted to expand medicare to low income adults. In twenty fifteen President Trump signed The Zero Tolerance Policy, which deterred illegal imigration by separation of families through Custom and Border Control. These are a few policies that address many societal issues Amercans face today. Influential people (who have the ability to enact policies) are more willing to listen if policies are organized and articulate good ideas. Therefore it is important that public servants have outstanding writing abilities to effectively communicate their ideas. 

Public servants have three methods to utilize when creating policies. Their methods are based upon different values. These methods include: a managerial approach, a political approach, or a legal approach. The most commonly used method is a managerial method. The managerial method is economically savvy. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was the epitome of a managerial method. This act required financial institutions to follow regulations which protected American consumers. Regulators required financial institutions such as banks to create reserves for possible unstable financial crisis such as bankruptcy. It also required credit reporting companies to provide accurate credit reports. Although policies under the managerial method are economically savvy, they also must be effective and efficient. 

A servant who uses a political approach aims to appeal to the general public. Therefore the political approach is strongly supported by larger audiences. Although the political approach may have reliable support, it may have some opposition. Currently, illegal immigration polcies under President Trump appeal to loyal conversative audiences under a mitltary complex. President Trump’s immigration policies have increased enforcement under Department of Homeland Security and Custom and Border Protections. The Pew Research Center concluded, “about two-thirds of all Republicans and Republican leaners) are especially likely to view this as an important goal, with 81% in this group saying that increasing security is very important” (Danillier 1). However, this is strongly disavowed among liberal democrats.

The legal approach aims to uphold the constitution. The constitution protects basic human rights such as the pursuit of happiness. The law also allows judges to apply solutions to legal problems. These solutions are called legal remedies. The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act is a good example. This act was created in twenty fifteen and enforced criminal prosecution for abusers who bought defenseless trafficking victims. It also granted civil liability upon abusers responsible for trafficking innocent victims.

It is important to understand why public administration is influential in government. Public administration influences policies that affect the public at large. Policies on immigration, health care, and human trafficking are some of the many societal issues we face today. Therefore it is important that public servants (who create policies)  have strong writing abilities. 

 














 

Works Cited 

 

“Arnold Schwarzenegger Quote: ‘Help Others and Give Something Back. I Guarantee You Will Discover That While Public Service Improves the Lives and the ...".” Quotefancy, quotefancy.com/quote/1405021/Arnold-Schwarzenegger-Help-others-and-give-something-back-I-guarantee-you-will-discover.

Pew Research Center, Pew Research Center, 12 Nov. 2019, www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/11/12/americans-immigration-policy-priorities-divisions-between-and-within-the-two-parties/.



 


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