Your essay must be typed, 1.5 spacing, with 12-point font and 1 margins. Number your pages. Please save your file as a Word of PDF document. Remember, this is not a research paper and you should be able to address the question by referring to information and arguments presented in lecture and course readings. Of course, you may go beyond this material. You need not include a bibliography, but you are responsible for citing non-original arguments (e.g., “This argument is usually associated with Downs and has structured much of the debate on the subject.
Thinking about the federalist traditions in the U.S., as well as the recent movement for devolving power to the states and localities (the so-called devolution revolution), would you say that national, state or local government is the most appropriate level for most policy-making to occur? Thinking about your national, state, and local governments, how have they worked (or not worked) together to handle the current COVID-19 pandemic? Thinking about the pandemic as well as other policy areas, what can the role of the private sector be in this system?