Program for Public Consultation (PPC)
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The Program for Public Consultation (PPC) is joint program of the Center on Policy Attitudes (COPA) and the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. PPC was established to develop the methods and theory of public consultation and to conduct public consultations. In particular it will work with government agencies to help them consult their citizens on key public policy issues that the government faces. The Center on Policy Attitudes was established in 1992 with the express purpose of giving the public a greater voice in the public policy process. Its staff includes social scientists trained in various forms of research, especially survey research, as well as having broad background in public policy.
Overwhelming Bipartisan Majorities Support Bill Giving Judges Discretion to Moderate Prison Sentencing (2018-08)As you may know, there is a major debate these days about the number of Americans in prison. This debate has been prompted by the fact that the number of Americans in prison is historically high. As we will see, some people ...
How Americans Would Fix the U. S. Postal Service: A Survey of the Citizen Cabinet, Nationally and in Maryland, Oklahoma, and Virginia (2015-11)Citizen Cabinet surveys are unique in that they take respondents through a process called a ‘policymaking simulation’ which seeks to simulate the process that policymakers go through in making a policy decision. The focus ...