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A looming battle at the polls threatens two important civic projects, and leaders look for a way around the funding and political dilemma.

This case can be used to help students learn about the politics of tax initiatives as a tool for funding important community projects.

Over the past decade, immigrant rights organizations in several states seized the opportunity to shift their advocacy efforts from a narrow focus on reform of the nation’s immigration laws to a broader platform of improved immigrant integration into American society. This meant an expansion of policy focus into all aspects of immigrant life, including education, health care, and employment opportunities.

Over the past decade, immigrant rights organizations in several states seized the opportunity to shift their advocacy efforts from a narrow focus on reform of the nation’s immigration laws to a bro

This case is intended to help students explore the strategies associations and non-profit organizations can use to significantly change the environment in which they operate and thus the services they provide the public.

On November 6, 2006, the night before a public advisory vote on whether to fluoridate the water supply in Skagit County, Washington, Tracy Garland, the president and CEO of the Washington Dental Se

The dilemma facing a citizens' organization formed to support creation of a large new city park. The organization has developed many policy and advocacy options, and must now decide the best approach.

This teaching case presents the dilemma that faces the director of a local citizens' committee formed in support of the creation of a large new city park in downtown Seattle.

State legislators argue policy on flying the Confederate flag at the capitol building. The case examines an ongoing public controversy and how leaders and policy makers handle symbolic issues in the context of political management.

This brief, intriguing case provides students an opportunity to wrestle with managing the kind of symbolic issues that confront policy makers at every level of government, and to reflect on the val

This two-day simulation focuses on the negotiation of controversial and complex issues related to the 2,000-mile border that separates and joins the United States and Mexico as neighbors. Originally designed for an Introduction to Latin American & Latino Studies course, the simulation can also be used in other academic settings to highlight the complexity of international negotiations, to help students identify with a non-U.S. perspective, and/or to showcase the practical and emotional implications of theoretical foreign policy.

This two-day simulation focuses on the negotiation of controversial and complex issues related to the 2,000-mile border that separates and joins the United States and Mexico as neighbors.

CVH is an organization working to build power to improve lives of welfare recipients. CVH uses a multi-pronged strategy that includes public education, grass roots organizing, and training low-income people about their rights.

Community Voices Heard (CVH) is an organization of low-income people, predominately women on welfare, working to build power in New York City to improve their lives and those of their families and

A case about the importance of the judiciary in American politics and how a few dedicated feminist activists in Minnesota mobilized large numbers of men and women to open the judiciary to women.

In early January 1977, in a formal address to the Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) Feminist Caucus, Governor Rudy Perpich promised to fill the next vacancy on the Minnesota Supreme Court with a

The central theme in teaching this case is how a nonprofit organization that is a coalition in itself can achieve organizational excellence.

In the late 1990's members of the New York Immigration Coalition took the bold step of beginning to use their collective clout to be effective, not just on immigration policy, but on issues like ho

This case serves as a basis for class discussion of why good policy ideas might fail to be implemented or taken up on the agenda. Dr. Viau’s perspective allows students to consider the strategic planning and framing necessary in developing, presenting, and advocating a policy idea in a complex environment.

Dr. Albert Viau has developed a national physician’s assistant program to help solve the problem of rural health service delivery in Republica, a mountainous Central American country.