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Though tragic, the case of Florida’s Terri Schiavo offers an unprecedented case study. The instance's unique circumstances provide one with a valuable and tangible illustration of political theory and the formation of public policy. Despite national media attention and the infamous case’s lengthy court proceedings, the Terri Schiavo saga failed to make any legitimate national policy changes. The author examines how public policy’s Process Model, despite the case of Terri Schiavo and subsequent national concern, contributed to the stagnation of euthanasia legislation on a federal, state, and local level.


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  • Subject
    • Political Science & International Affairs

  • Institution
    • Dahlonega

  • Event location
    • Nesbitt 3204

  • Event date
    • 25 March 2016

  • Date submitted

    18 July 2022

  • Additional information
    • Acknowledgements:

      Dr. Beth M Rauhaus