Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up/The “Underwear Bomber”
“Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up” Based on the lecture, address the following:
Evaluate and then suggest the most important problem with top-down models of policy implementation by citing at least two problems associated with this model.
Evaluate and then discuss whether bottom-up approaches address these problems.
Analyze the bottom-up shortcomings.
“The “Underwear Bomber”” Please respond to the following:
In the textbook, Birkland argues that the “underwear bomber” case tipped the balance in favor of using screening machines that showed a clearer image of a screened
passenger’s body under his or her own clothes. Take a position on the following question and provide support for your position: Do you agree that public sentiment
supports the use of such machines?
Take a position on the following question and provide support for your position: Does the failed attempt to bomb Northwest Airlines flight 253 in 2009 (“underwear
bomber”) reflect policy failure or policy success?