LO-17+AG+Pub+Pol-Soc+Pol

LO-17+AG+Pub+Pol-Soc+Pol - Public Policy: General &...

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L0-16 AG General What is Public Policy? Policy formulated by the government to respond to a public issue, setting a goal for its solution, and making decisions to achieve the goal. What influences American Public Policy? Mood of public Statements by leaders Pressures from special interests Actions of Governmental bodies Crises – foreign and domestic What are the Features of Amer. Public Policymaking? Incrementalism Multiplicity of Policy Makers Outside Influences Symbol and substance Impermanence
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Dynamism Complexity Compromise How does Policy Come About? Agenda Setting Policy Formulation Policy Adoption Legitimization Implementation Cooperation Evaluation Adjudication Modification Implementation of Modifications Public Policy falls into 2 Broad Areas Domestic Foreign Domestic Policy 2
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3 Categories Redistributive Distributive Regulatory 2 primary components Social Policy Economic Policy Social Policy What is Social Policy? Policy designed to improve the well-being/quality of life of citizens Usually by guaranteeing a certain minimal standard of living and certain basic opportunities. How Does Social Policy Differ from Economic Policy?
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