5. Today’s Agenda
• Announcements + Review
• Influence of International Events & Issues on Policymaking
• You’re the Professor!
• La Vérité ou Non!
• Study Guide Checks + Bye-Now
6. You’re the Professor!
• Each of you is a professor at a university.
• You are professors of different topics (some repeat) like:
• Environmental Science
• As professors, you know a lot about your topic. A world crisis
has emerged that deals with your topic, and the city near you
has asked for your scholarly opinion about what to do.
9. Notes Since I’m a local
govt official, it’s a
good thing I
• International events listen to BBC’s
World Report on
and issues can the radio
influence how local like Ms.
• Certain types of international
events and issues have
particular effects on local
policymaking, such as:
1. Public health concerns in
the event of a pandemic
• Examples: Swine Flu and
11. Notes I’m delicious!! But
I’m also expensive
because I’m an
2. Public safety in the event of an act of import from Italy.
• Example: 9/11- tougher screening
process at airports
3. Economic development policies in
response to the emerging global economy
• Example: tariff on imports; the North
American Free Trade Agreement
between the U.S., Canada, and
12. Notes If we stop protecting
nature, then I won’t
have plants to hide
behind during games
4. Policies to protect of hide and seek!
• Example: Pollution
14. LA VERITE OU NON!
• Blue is true; red is false.
• Read the statement and hold up the card that represents
15. LA VERITE OU NON!
• Local government officials make decisions based on only
things that are happening in that community.
16. LA VERITE OU NON!
• If there’s an outbreak of Meganpox in Australia, there
may be consequences for us here in Charlottesville.
17. LA VERITE OU NON!
• The media, individuals, interest groups, and international
events and issues impact how policy gets made in the
18. LA VERITE OU NON!
• The decisions made by the World Trade Organization (an
international economic organization) don’t have impacts
19. LA VERITE OU NON
• A pandemic is a disease that can spread easily but isn’t
20. LA VERITE OU NON!
• If a man on flight going from London, England to Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil hid a bomb in his shoe, you could expect
to have your shoes searched next time you had a flight
leaving from Charlottesville.
• Public policy: a plan of action started by the govt to achieve a
• Public agenda: a set of priorities for public action
• Accountability: accepting responsibility for one’s actions
• Lobbying: an organized effort to influence the policy process
by persuading public officials to favor or oppose action on a
• Interest group: any organized group whose members share a
common goal and try to promote their interests by influencing
govt policymaking and decision making.
• Pandemic: a disease that affects a large area
• Terrorism: using terror or fear to make people do things
23. Everything Not Vocabulary
• 1. Ways the media play an important role in setting the public
• Focusing public attention on selected issues
• Offering a forum in which opposing viewpoints are
• Holding government officials accountable to the public.
• 2. Govt officials use media to communicate with the public.
• 3. Ways an individual can influence public policy
• Participating in politics (voting, campaigning, seeking office)
• Expressing opinions (lobbying, demonstrating writing letters)
• Joining interest groups
24. Everything Not Vocabulary
• Ways interest groups influence public policy
• Identifying issues
• Making political contributions
• Lobbying govt officials
• Ways international events/issues could impact local govt
officials and their decision making
• Public health concerns in the event of a pandemic
• Public safety in the event of an act of terrorism
• Economic development policies in response to the emerging
• Policies to protect the environment