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Chapter 17 summary - Chapter XVII summary Policymaking Public Policies and Purposes A public policy is a general plan of action adopted by

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Chapter XVII summary Policymaking Public Policies and Purposes A public policy is a general plan of action adopted by government to solve a social problem, counter a threat, or pursue an objective. All public policies are the means by which government pursues certain goals within specific situations. People disagree about public policies because they disagree about one or more of the following elements: The goals government should have The means it should use to meet them How the situation at hand should be perceived The Policymaking Process Difference in values causes people inside and outside of government to disagree on goals. Value conflict often places freedom versus order or freedom versus equality at odds. Types of Policies Distributive policies, which allocate resources so that some segment of society can receive a service or benefit, Redistributional policies, which are explicitly designed to take resources from one sector of society and transfer them to another, and Regulation: rules which guide the operation of government programs and business markets. Achieving objectives in policy involves different approaches or tools. The basic public policy tools include: Incentives, which suggest that people can be induced to do certain things if the rewards become substantial enough Disincentives, which are policies that discourage particular behavior Government offering a service or program, and the Establishment of rules. The Policymaking Model
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2010 for the course POL 102 taught by Professor Cover during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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Chapter 17 summary - Chapter XVII summary Policymaking Public Policies and Purposes A public policy is a general plan of action adopted by

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