310Lspring2009CivilRightsNotesVersionPP

310Lspring2009CivilRightsNotesVersionPP - Studying and...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style Studying and Practicing Public Policy
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Articles from the NYT A rich education for summers (after Harvard)4-4-09 Farm worker’ rights, 70 years overdue-4-4-09
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Key definitions Policy : a general principle that (1) states what one wants to do or is doing about some situation and (2) guides one’s future decisions related to that situation Public policy: a policy adopted by or practiced by a government Program : a series of related actions or provisions designed to bring about the desired effect of a policy
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The policy process: an ideal model of possible stages (1) problem recognition/agenda (2) policy formulation and decision
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Policy stages (continued) (3) policy legitimation (4) policy implementation (5) intergovernmental policy cooperation (and/or conflict) (6) policy dispute adjudication (7) policy effectiveness monitoring (8) policy evaluation (9) policy modification (10) policy termination
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But “…The essence of policy making in political communities [is] the struggle over ideas. Ideas are a medium of exchange and a mode of influence even more powerful than money and votes and guns…. Policy making…is a constant struggle over the
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