public policy

1. Choose two of the day’s readings.
2. Summarize the reading’s central claims (one paragraph per reading). These claims might be stated in terms of a cause and effect relationship. For example, “increasing ease and speed of trade and travel causes more frequent disease outbreaks.” Claims can also be descriptive in nature, such as “the term ‘global health’ is contested. Conceptions of the term can be separated into the following four categories…”
3. What is the primary evidence that the author(s) uses to support these claims (one paragraph per reading)?
4. Critically evaluate the above claims. Present counterarguments or alternative perspectives to the claims that you outline (one paragraph per reading).
5. After thinking through these counterarguments, in the rest of the response paper, address whether you find the readings’ claims persuasive or not. Why?
1. No more than 3 double-spaced pages.
2. Please put page numbers on every page.
3. Please use 12-point font and 1” margins.
4. Papers must cite all sources—even though you will only be using reading from class. You can use in-text citations (last name year: page number). No need to include a bibliography for these response papers.
1. Hardin, Garrett. 1968. “The Tragedy of the Commons.” Science 162: 1243-48.
2. Barrett, Scott. 2006. “Transnational public goods for health,” in Expert Paper Series One: Infectious Disease, Secretariat of the International Task Force on Global Public Goods, ed. Stockholm: Secretariat of the International Task Force on Global Public Goods. 1-20.
3. Walt, Stephen M. 2009. “What Swine Flu Tells us about Global Cooperation.” Foreign Policy Blogs.