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Policymaking Process
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Policy Issues What is an “issue”? Issues motivated by policy problems What is a policy problem? A condition or situation that produces needs or dissatisfaction on the part of the people for which relief or redress is sought Examples
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Public Policy What is public policy? Book: “response or lack of response of government decision makers to an issue: Other: “purposive course of action followed by an actor or set of actors dealing with a problem or matter of concern”. Emphasis on “public”
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Types of Policies Substantive(what govt is going to do. allocates adv and disadv to people) vs. procedural (creates admin. agencies) Distributive (allocate benefits to specific segments of the population) vs. Redistributive (shifts or reallocates wealth/property/rights) vs. Regulatory
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Unformatted text preview: (impose limits on the behavior of individuals or groups. Agenda Building • How is it that one issue is considered, but not others? • Identify a problem for govt. action • Define nature of problem (which suggests the nature of the policy solution) Policy Formulation • Options/alternatives for dealing with the problems on the agenda. – Technical Policy Adoption • Official decision of government body. (to accept a policy and put it in place) Policy Implementation • Policy is carried out – Day to day operations of government. Police, child protective services, etc. Policy Evaluation • Assessment of policy – Change – Termination Policymaking Environment • History • Political Culture • Socioeconomic Factors • Legal and political context...
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course POL 1133 taught by Professor Esparza during the Spring '08 term at The University of Texas at San Antonio- San Antonio.

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