Lecture 2 January 28 - another does A cause B...

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Lecture 2 January 28, 2014 Goals: Understand a broad outline of public policy development Get started with the simulation I am not very aware of the train derailment... therefore I am not very sure about what policies could be implemented or changed because of this. The class suggested these things… The Keystone XL pipeline could be a safer way to transport; Transport options; Regulations for operators (may have fallen asleep); Advanced warning system (GPS); state of the rail (physical); Lawsuit responses; is this a fluke – cost of doing business; flammable routes; safer train car The definitions of public policy don’t seem to have anything to do with politics (democrats & republicans arguing and public policy results) Politics definition “Individual or combined actions of individuals, governments, and/or groups aimed at getting what they want accomplished ” (Van Bell and Mash 2010) Model definition A simplification of reality in order to better understand how certain variables relate to one
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Unformatted text preview: another; does A cause B? Parsimony (want to explain as much as we can with as li´le complica±on as possible) Model of Public Policy µorma±on (will be found on blackboard) Problems need to be important and something that people agree needs changed or acted upon. If there is enough momentum from the public then you can de²ne your idea of what should be done Focused WriTng What ques±ons did this overview raise for you? What are you interested in learning more about? I begin to wonder about whether this process of public policy is boring to those involved or whether it is actually exci±ng once you get into it and things start changing. I am interested in what the complica±ons are when it comes to policy making. It would also be interested in looking at policy making in the past and how people compromised as well as what the results were. How the poli±cal par±es inFuence this is also interes±ng....
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