test 1 study guide - Anderson Chapter 1 policy analysis:...

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Anderson Chapter 1 policy analysis : draws heavily upon economic theory and statistical and mathematical analytical techniques. policy advocacy : using knowledge of public policy to formulate and promote “good” public policies that will have the “right” goals, that is, goals that serve their purposes. scientific policy study approach has 3 basic aims: 1) explain the adoption of a policy rather than to identify or prescribe “good” or proper policy 2) searches for the causes and consequences of public policies by applying social-scientific methodology (which is not restricted to the use of quantitative data and methodology) 3) to develop reliable theories and explanations about public policies and their politics The Policy Process: Stage 1-Policy Agenda: getting the government to consider action on the problem Stage 2-Policy Formation: what is proposed to be done about the problem Stage 3-Policy Adoption: getting the government to accept a particular solution to the problem Stage 4-Policy Implementation: applying the government’s policy to the problem Stage 5-Policy Evaluation: did the policy work? Advantages of the Policy Process: -this approach centers its attention on the officials and institutions who make policy decisions and the factors that influence and condition their actions -its sequential nature help one capture and comprehend the flow of action in the actual policy process. -this approach is flexible and open to change and refinement. Additional stages can be introduced if experience indicates that they would strengthen description and analysis. -helps present a dynamic and developmental view of the policy process -not culture-bound. It can readily be used to examine policymaking in foreign political systems. policy : a relatively stable, purposive course of action followed by an actor or set of actors in dealing with a problem or matter of concern. -public policies are developed by governmental bodies and officials that usually affect substantial numbers of people.
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policy demands : claims for action or inaction on some issue made by other actors (private citizens, group representatives, or legislators and other public officials) upon government officials and agencies. policy statements : usually formal expressions or articulations of public policy (e.g. legislative statutes, executive orders, decrees, etc.) policy output : the action actually taken in pursuance of policy decisions and statements. Categories of Public Policies: Substantive: involve what government is going to do. Directly allocate advantages and disadvantages, benefits and costs, to people. Procedural: pertain to how something is going to be done or who is going to take action. Distributive Regulatory:
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course PA 480 taught by Professor Maxwell during the Spring '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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