Per the U.S. Department of State, more than half the world’s refugees are under the age of 18. Throughout history, children have been in the presence of war and horrific situations that caused their families to flee their home country. What type of policies are in place to protect refugee children?
7 page policy paper/APA format/10 academic resources
Example of Format:
I. Title Page
a. Brief introduction of policy
b. Brief statement of purpose of the study.
i. Why did you choose to study this policy?
ii. What is your Christian worldview on this policy?
III. Background of the Policy
i. Introduce a theory/framework we have covered in this course to explain the policy issue in detail. Use this theory/framework throughout the paper as appropriate. (It may be appropriate to use more than one theory if they work well together.)
i. What is the history of the policy issue?
ii. Research and cite relevant news and academic literature
iii. What are the underlying issues/unintended consequences of the current policy?
c. Policy Process Stage:
i. What stage of the policy process (Anderson) is this policy issue currently in?
d. Policy Actors:
i. Who are the relevant political actors in the policy process?
ii. Who are the stakeholders in the outcome of the policy?
iii. Who is/has been affected but does not have a seat at the table?
IV. Alternative Solutions
a. Describe two solutions that have already been proposed as alternatives to your policy
i. What do leading scholars/think tanks say about these two solutions? Cite three sources at minimum for each proposed solution.
V. Policy Recommendations
a. Based on your research and understanding of the above proposed solutions, what do you recommend should be done about this issue?
i. Justify your solution in terms of its impact on the problem.
ii. How will you evaluate the efficacy of your solution?
iii. How is your recommendation politically feasible?
iv. How is your recommendation financially feasible?
b. Cite relevant sources and keep an academic tone.
VI. Summary and Conclusion
VII. Reference Page
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