Democracy Forum 11/15/19 “Is government doing good: policy feedback effects and the civic divide”

Host: Ann Luther, League of Women Voters of Maine
Engineer: Amy Browne

Key Discussion Points:
We’ll talk about new political science research into policy feedback effects
How public policy design affects people’s sense of themselves as citizens and their propensity to participate.
What this means for legislators and advocates

Amy Fried, Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Maine.
Don Moynihan, McCourt Chair at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University.

To learn more about this topic:
Administrative Burden: Policymaking by Other Means, Pamela Herd and Donald P. Moynihan, December 2018
Citizens feel disconnected from government. If they knew what government did for them, they wouldn’t.” Interview with Susan Mettler, Washington Post, November 2018
Reforms at Risk: What Happens After Major Policy Changes Are Enacted , Eric M. Patashnik, 2009

The all-volunteer team at the League of Women Voters – Downeast who plan and coordinate this series includes: Starr Gilmartin, Maggie Harling, Ann Luther, Maryann Ogonowski, Pam Person, Leah Taylor, Linda Washburn

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