POLICY CYCLE

POLICY CYCLE - POLICY CYCLE * STAGES OF THE POLICY CYCLE 1....

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POLICY CYCLE ** STAGES OF THE POLICY CYCLE 1. AGENDA SETTING At this stage we observe competition to get things on the agenda of elected leaders to be debated. Interest groups are very active at this stage trying to persuade leaders to take up an issue. Bureaucrats are also active as they provide information to leaders and promote their own agendas for consideration. This is also the stage where elected officials attempt to build support around the issues on which they ran during the election. 2. FORMULATION At this stage issues that made it onto the agenda are formulated into specific proposals for considerations. The most common examples of formulation in the public mind are the bills that Congress considers and debates. Each institution of government has its own rules for how issues are formulated. For example, in Congress on an elected representative or senator can introduce a bill for consideration during the formulation stage. Keep in mind that at the formulation stage we are only observing proposals. Most
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