Faculty Mentor(s)

Dr. Beth M Rauhaus

Campus

Dahlonega

Proposal Type

Presentation - completed/ongoing

Subject Area

International Affairs/Political Science

Location

Nesbitt 3204

Start Date

25-3-2016 2:45 PM

End Date

25-3-2016 4:00 PM

Description/Abstract

Though tragic, the case of Florida’s Terri Schiavo offers an unprecedented case study. The instance's unique circumstances provide one with a valuable and tangible illustration of political theory and the formation of public policy. Despite national media attention and the infamous case’s lengthy court proceedings, the Terri Schiavo saga failed to make any legitimate national policy changes. The author examines how public policy’s Process Model, despite the case of Terri Schiavo and subsequent national concern, contributed to the stagnation of euthanasia legislation on a federal, state, and local level.

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Mar 25th, 2:45 PM Mar 25th, 4:00 PM

The Process Model and the Stagnation of New Public Policy: An Analysis of the Terri Schiavo Case

Nesbitt 3204

Though tragic, the case of Florida’s Terri Schiavo offers an unprecedented case study. The instance's unique circumstances provide one with a valuable and tangible illustration of political theory and the formation of public policy. Despite national media attention and the infamous case’s lengthy court proceedings, the Terri Schiavo saga failed to make any legitimate national policy changes. The author examines how public policy’s Process Model, despite the case of Terri Schiavo and subsequent national concern, contributed to the stagnation of euthanasia legislation on a federal, state, and local level.