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Social Sciences: SS202 Paper--Analysis of Actors & Policies

A guide to the academic majors within the department identifying resources used in the study of the social sciences subject fields of economics and political science (American politics and international affairs).

SS202 American Politics Paper--Analysis of Actors & Policy

The resources on this page will help you to research and write on the Analysis of Actors & Policies Paper topic of your choice.

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SS202 Paper Tips

Welcome to the SS202 page of my Social Sciences Research Guide.  This page has been created to help you get started with your library research for the Analysis of Actors & Policy Paper.  The databases on this page should be helpful tools for researching one of the eight public policies assignments. Two clinics per semester will be held to help you with your research.

Remember that along with advocacy groups pro and con, political parties, and privately funded think tanks, public opinion, and mass media are informal actors.  When informal actors take a public stand on an issue, their website postings are primary sources.  On the other hand, formal actors such as federal, state, and local government have primary source documents available online, e.g., executive actions may be found on the White House website. Each public policy below has links to help you start your research.  If you would like to meet for further assistance, please contact me so we can arrange a time we’re both available. 

1. National Interstate and Defense Highway Act (1956)

2. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2009)

3. EO 14074 (2022) -- Policing and Criminal Justice Practices

Primary v. Secondary Sources for AP Actors

Political Science Databases (American Politics)

4. EO 14008 (2021) -- Climate Change

5. Dobbs v. Jackson's Women's Health Organization (decided June 24, 2022)

6. West Virginia v. EPA (decided June 30, 2022)

Federal Government Websites

7. DoD Directive 1442.11 -- Political Activities

8. DoD Directive 5205.16 -- Insider Threats

SS202 Library Research Clinic Assessment

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