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The purpose of this case is to discuss the conditions and resources required for empowering historic fishing communities, how to fulfill these requirements, and to what extent the ideas presented can be applied to present-day fishing communities.

This case offers participants a window on empowerment of fishing communities.

This case is offered as part of the Recovery Act Case Program and serves as a best example of the efforts of the large network of federal, state, local, non-profit, and private sector partners who contributed in the implementation of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. 

The cash payment programs for renewable energy and low-income housing investments that the Department of Treasury (Treasury) enacted in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (the Recovery Act

This case is offered as part of the Recovery Act Case Program and serves as a best example of the efforts of the large network of federal, state, local, non-profit, and private sector partners who contributed in the implementation of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. 

In response to fiscal challenges facing state and local governments in the financial crisis, Congress, via the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) created the Build America Bond (

Examines accountability at several levels within social service and intergovernmental grant programs for 'special needs' children. Asks students to define problems carefully before offering solutions.

This case uses California's Adoption Assistance program, which subsidized the adoptive families of "hard to place" children, to examine accountability in social service and intergovernmental grant

Nebraska Appleseed Center's track record encompasses significant victories in public policy, from immigration to welfare. They also give individuals and community groups the legal tools they need to win on housing, labor and other struggles.

Since the mid-1990s, Milo Mumgaard and his colleagues at the Nebraska Appleseed Center have established themselves as honest brokers for doing the right thing on behalf of immigrants in the nation'

CFLs pose potential environmental, health, and safety risks, but are a necessity. What do we do about products, or practices, that have obvious benefits and yet also pose some risks? What is “acceptable risk” in a democratic society? And who decides?

Consumers have increased their use of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) due to their greater energy efficiency relative to traditional incandescent bulbs.

Faced with a local ordinance that would effectively ban mobile food stands, the story shows a longtime organizer for indigenous Mexican rights, helped to organize and mobilize taco vendors to fight back.

Salvador Reza, a longtime organizer for indigenous Mexican rights, helped lead a successful campaign to organize taco vendors in Phoenix.

After two unsuccessful attempts to appeal the decision to allow a merger between Superior Propane and ICG Propane, the Canadian Commissioner of Competition is left wondering where and how policymakers should define the line between efficiency and equity.  It can be used in courses on cost-benefit analysis, antitrust policy, law and economics, or policy analysis.

In Canada, antitrust policy and enforcement is quite different than in the U.S.

A new technique for recreational shrimping sets off opposition from commercial shrimpers and concern among environmentalists, while the situation raises questions about an administrator.

This medium length case confronts students with the challenges facing an administrator whose state agency lacks much regulatory authority, as he grapples with a policy dispute set off by a new tech

This is a short, nontechnical case about a local official trying to site a landfill. Although written about Eastern Europe, the case might as well take place in the United States.