9780534602796

Camelot : A Role-Playing Simulation for Political Decision Making

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534602796

  • ISBN10:

    0534602797

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/19/2005
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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Summary

CAMELOT: A ROLE PLAYING SIMULATION introduces you to the interactions of contending and contentious groups and individuals whose values and goals range from radical to reactionary. It addresses such issues as equal opportunity, right to life, freedom of expression, affirmative action, property rights, gay rights, and more. You will quickly learn that competing interests and viewpoints - with their varying degrees of organization and cohesiveness - make political decision-making complex, time consuming, exciting, and often difficult to predict.

Table of Contents

I UNDERSTANDING POLITICAL DECISION MAKING
1(84)
Introduction
1(4)
Local Government: Why Study It?
5(7)
Governments and Communities
5(1)
Two Meanings of Community
5(4)
The Organized Local Community
9(3)
Who Governs, and to What Ends?
12(73)
Politics, Government, and Democracy
12(4)
Power or Resources?
14(1)
What Is the Degree of Structuring in Community Decision Making?
15(1)
Evolution of Community Power Patterns
16(3)
Who Governs in Cities Today?
19(2)
What Can We Conclude?
21(64)
II SIMULATING POLITICAL DECISION MAKING
85(114)
Welcome to Camelot
85(2)
Introduction to Simulation
87(4)
Why a Simulation?
87(2)
What to Look For
89(1)
Other Things to Keep in Mind
90(1)
Starting the Simulation
91(9)
How to Use the Materials
91(1)
How to Begin
92(4)
The Camelot Daily News
92(1)
Simulation Time and Real Time
93(1)
The Order of Business in a Sample City Council Meeting
94(1)
Council Meeting: First Session of Simulation, Agenda
94(1)
Planning Commission Meeting: First Session of Simulation, Agenda
95(1)
Council Meeting: Second Session of Simulation, Agenda
95(1)
Planning Commission Meeting: Second Session of Simulation, Agenda
95(1)
How to Run a Meeting
96(4)
Rules of Parliamentary Procedure
96(1)
How to Put a Motion on the Floor
97(1)
How to Get to the Vote on Any Debatable Motion
97(3)
Issues
100(55)
Introduction
100(1)
Resolution of Sympathy
101(1)
The Fairness in Housing and Employment Issue
102(1)
The Officer Protection Program Issue
102(3)
Background Information
103(2)
The Beauty Salon Zone Variance Issue
105(1)
The Downtown Hotel Plaza Issue
106(4)
The Budget Issue
110(10)
The Massage Therapy Facility Issue
120(1)
The Smoking Ban Issue
120(1)
The ``Obscene Photographs'' Issue
121(2)
The Strip Mall Development Issue
123(4)
The Home for Unmarried Pregnant Teenagers Issue
127(1)
The Topless Bar and Grill Issue
128(3)
The Fire Hose Issue
131(1)
The Noise Ordinance Issue
132(4)
The Eminent Domain Issue
136(2)
The Drug Testing Issue
138(1)
The USA Patriot Act Issue
139(3)
Setting
140(2)
The Wildflowers Issue
142(1)
The Private Use of Public Space Issue
143(3)
Background
144(1)
The Simulation
144(1)
The Issues
145(1)
The Couches in the Yards and on the Porches Issue
146(2)
The Curfew Issue
148(1)
The Rights of a Home Owner Issue: Home Decorations
149(3)
Zoning Appeals Board Issues
152(3)
Issue 1: The Carport Variance Request
152(1)
Issue 2: The Art Sale from the R-2 Zone Home Variance Request
152(1)
Issue 3: ``The Sideyard or Backyard?''
153(2)
Reference Materials
155(16)
Camelot: Basic Data
155(1)
Population
155(1)
Economics in Camelot
156(1)
Camelot: Area Descriptions
156(4)
Camelot Heights
156(1)
The Central Business District (CBD)
157(1)
College Town
157(1)
Crown Knolls
157(1)
Forest Acres
158(1)
Madisonville
158(1)
North Madisonville
158(1)
River Town
159(1)
University Park
159(1)
Camelot Acres
159(1)
South Ridge
159(1)
The Charter
160(6)
Zoning Regulations and Land Use
166(3)
The ``Sunshine Law''
169(2)
Elections
171(3)
Election Procedures---City of Camelot
171(3)
City of Camelot Sample Nominating Petition
172(2)
Role Descriptions, Settings, and Lists of Duties
174(25)
How to Use the Role Descriptions
174(1)
Camelot City Government and Lists of Duties of Some of Its Officers
174(25)
The Mayor
175(1)
The Council, City Manager, and Assistant Manager
175(5)
The Planning Commission
180(3)
The Newspaper Roles
183(1)
Involved Citizens
184(11)
Role Request
195(1)
City of Camelot Nominating Petition
196(1)
Your Evaluation of Camelot
197(1)
City of Camelot Initiative Petition
198(1)
Topical Bibliographies 199(4)
Index 203(13)
Quick Reference Page 216

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