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Policy cycle step 1: problem identification - being able to identify and define the problem in such a manner that it receives attention that leads to political action. Policy Cycle Step 2: Policy Formulation - the crafting of appropriate and acceptable proposed course of action to resolve public problems. Policy Cycle Step 3: policy Adoption - the approval of a policy proposal by the people with the requisite authority, such as a legislature. Policy Cycle Step 4: Policy Implementation - The process of carrying out public policy through governmental agencies and the courts Policy Cycle Step 5: Policy Evaluation - The process of determining whether a course of action is achieving its intended goals. Incremental - term used to describe the manner in which the majority of American public policies programs are developed and implemented. (taking small steps, gradually) Focusing event - An event that allows for non-incremental changes Sunset clause - Clause in a law that establishes a built-in termination date unless otherwise extended by a new law
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