Policy Termination

Policy Termination

For this discussion, review the required resources and using DADT as an example please address the following:

-What do you see to be the potential strengths and weaknesses of policy borne of compromise?

-The 18-year process of repealing DADT suggests that policy termination can be a lengthy process. Should policies be inherently difficult to terminate, especially those rooted in public attitudes?

-Describe at least one direct (i.e. direct action against DADT) and one indirect (i.e., shifting cultural attitudes) way that the LGBT rights social movement supported the repealing DADT.  ?

-In general, how can a social movement help to implement or repeal a public policy?  What is another example of a social movement implementing or repealing a policy?

Optional Resources:::::::::::::::::::

Botelho, G.  (2011, September 20).  Repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ seen as ‘tipping point’ in gay rights movement (Links to an external site.).  CNN.  Retrieved from: http://www.cnn.com/2011/09/19/politics/military-dadt-policy/

2. Boundless. LGBTQ Civil Rights (Links to an external site.). Boundless Political Science. Boundless, 26 May. 2016. Retrieved 13 Jun. 2016 from https://www.boundless.com/political-science/textbooks/boundless-political-science-textbook/civil-rights-5/civil-rights-of-other-specific-groups-42/lgbtq-civil-rights-242-8705/

3. Herek, G.  (n.d.).  Lesbians and Gay Men in the U.S. Military: Historical Background (Links to an external site.).  Retrieved from: http://psc.dss.ucdavis.edu/rainbow/html/military_history.html