February 18, 2013

Group-led policy agenda and agenda setting

Presented by J. B. Nangpuhan II (MPA Student) for the class (Public Policy) of Dr. J. K. Seo at Chonnam National University, South Korea. 2011
 
I.        AGENDA SETTING
What is agenda? Agenda is a list of items to be discussed at a formal meeting[1]. Agenda setting, in a brief but broad description, is about the recognition of a problem on the part of the government[2]. Before a policy choice can be made, a problem in society must have been accepted as a part of the agenda for the policymaking system – that is, as one member of the set of problems deemed amenable to public action and worthy of the attention of policymakers[3]. Thus, agenda setting is crucial in policymaking.
As with all the portions of the policymaking process, agenda setting is an intensely political activity because it involves bringing into the public consciousness an acceptance of a vague social problem as something government can, and should, attempt to solve. In agenda setting, the policy analysts is less a technician and more a politician, by understanding the policymaking process and seeking to influence that process towards a desired end.
Problems do come on and off the active policy agenda and tend to remain for a long period of time. In the United States, an example of a problem being excluded after a long period of time is the problem of poverty. Poverty was perceived not as a public problem in the US but because of the publication of Michael Harrington’s The Other America and the growing mobilization of poor people brought the problem of poverty to the agenda and indirectly resulted in the launching of a war for its eradication[4]. This is how crucial an important public issue should be put first on the agenda.

January 14, 2013

Problems Associated to Urban Housing

Presented by J. B. Nangpuhan II (MPA Student) for the class (Urban Policy) of Dr. J. K. Seo at Chonnam National University, South Korea. 2011
 
Gentrification, Housing Redifferentiation and Urban Regeneration: ‘Going for Growth’ in Newcastle upon Tyne (Stuart Cameron)
 
INTRODUCTION
This report aims to present important urban housing policies and the problems associated to it. The article of Stuart Cameron on “Gentrification, Housing Redifferentiation and Urban Regeneration: ‘Going for Growth’ in Newcastle upon Tyne” outlined some key urban housing policies in the United Kingdom. Going for Growth policy is the central topic in this report. This policy is later expounded to present its relationship to gentrification, housing redifferentiation, urban regeneration, urban renaissance, and neighbourhood renewal. Although the article above specified Newcastle in UK, it is an ideal city for research about issues of low housing demand. The overall reason within which low housing demand develops is regional economic weakness. This leads to population loss through migration. Newcastle city is a regional capital city shifting its economy from manufacturing to service employment.

URBAN POLICY FOR A SUSTAINABLE CITY: A Term Paper

SUBMITTED BY: J. B. NANGPUHAN II, MPA
DATE SUBMITTED: 16 JUNE 2011, SPRING SEMESTER
SUBMITTED TO: DR. J. K. SEO
SUBJECT: URBAN POLICY

DEPARTMENT: PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
UNIVERSITY: CHONNAM NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
 
Synopsis
The main focuses of this term paper are the terms urban and city. This paper presents the underlying concepts of urban policy and its role for city sustainability. Although there are several concepts of urban policy in terms of its purpose, the democratic concept (an emerging universal concept) focus towards the attainment of quality of life especially in cities - a place where people should feel the satisfaction of life. Toward this end, the first part of this paper introduces some highlights discussed by Dr. J. K. Seo in the urban policy course – this gives an overview on how ideas were presented in this paper. In fact, the discussions about urban policy influenced my urban perspective.

Research Methods in the Social Sciences, 6th Ed.: A Book Review

Submitted by: J. B. Nangpuhan II, Student, Master Program in Public Administration, Chonnam National University,
12 June 2011

Submitted to: Dr. G. C. Jang, Professor, Research Methods in Public Administration, Department of Public Administration, Chonnam National University
 
Bibliographic Citation:
Nachmias, C., Nachmias, D. (2000). Research Methods in the Social Sciences, Sixth Edition. New York: Worth Publishers and St. Martin’s Press
 
Introduction
The book I chose to review for this assignment is entitled Research Methods in the Social Sciences by authors Chava Frankfort-Nachmias and David Nachmias, 6th edition (2000). I chose this book simply because all basic and concrete information about social researches are discussed in-depth. Although it is the sixth edition published more than a decade ago, this book is still very useful for students like me as I broaden my knowledge about research. This book explicitly outlined significant research methodologies coupled with specific research problems and findings based on reliable studies. Such problems and findings are still visible in the present sphere making this book indispensable.

A Study on the “No Permit No Exam Policy” in the Philippines

A study submitted by J. B. Nangpuhan II (MPA Student) as a project under 'causal relationship' for the class (Research Methods in Public Administration) of Dr. G. C. Jang at Chonnam National University, South Korea. 2011

Brief details of the NPNE Policy
Country of Origin: Republic of the Philippines
Implementing Agencies: Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the Philippines
 
ABSTRACT
This study focuses on the implementation of the ‘no permit no exam policy’ by Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the Philippines and its effect on the number of university graduates. This policy was strictly enforced by HEIs in the first quarter of 2010. This was after tough flood crisis hit the whole country in the third and fourth quarter of 2009. An implicated result shows that the number of university graduates in the Philippines in 2010 declined. This study will then try to find out if there is a relationship of the policy to the declining number of university graduates.

What is in the Public Administration Future?

Presented by J. B. Nangpuhan II (MPA Student) for the class (Foundation Theory of Public Administration) of Dr. W. H. Shin at Chonnam National University, South Korea. 2011
 
KEY TERMS:
·         Public Administration – 행정학과
·         Globalization – 세계화
·         Diversity – 다양성
·         Culture/문화
·         Limits – 제한
·         Intergovernmental – 정부간
·         Public law and legal processes – 공공 법적 프로세스

January 12, 2013

A COMPARISON BETWEEN UNIVERSITIES IN KOREA AND IN THE PHILIPPINES

A COMPARISON BETWEEN UNIVERSITIES IN KOREA AND IN THE PHILIPPINES LIMITED TO CHONNAM NATIONAL UNIVERSITY AND IFUGAO STATE UNIVERSITY

A TERM PAPER
SUBJECT: 조직설계론 (ORGANIZATIONAL DESIGN)
DEPARTMENT: PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
UNIVERSITY: CHONNAM NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

SUBMITTED BY: J. B. NANGPUHAN II
Master's Degree
 
SUBMITTED TO: DR. S. K. KIM

DATE SUBMITTED: 24 December 2010
FALL SEMESTER
 
Synopsis: This term paper presents a comparison between universities in Korea and in the Philippines. Specifically, the comparison is limited only to government universities as one university in each country will be cited to represent a typical view of how government universities carry out their functions as mandated by existing laws. Chonnam National University in Korea and Ifugao State University in the Philippines will be taken into consideration as both belong to the management of the national government of each country. The measure of comparison will be based on existing documents the writer presently have at hand. This term paper discusses three areas of comparison: administration, instruction, and research.
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