Public Policy

Public Policy - 1 FOUNDATIONS What is Public Policy 1 2...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–6. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: 1 FOUNDATIONS: What is Public Policy? January 13, 2010 1 2 Outline: What is Public Policy? Elements of Public Policy Discussions Elements of Public Policy Definitions Definitions of Public Policy Government’s Role in Public Policy Instruments of Public Policy Ideology, Values and Public Policy Enduring and Emergent Dimensions of Public Policy Institutions and Public Policy 2 3 Elements of Public Policy Discussions a. Public policy should distinguish between what governments intend to do and what in fact they actually do (governmental inactivity is as important as governmental activity) b. Public policy ideally involves all levels of government and is not necessarily restricted to formal actors—informal actors are also extremely important c. Public policy is persuasive and is not solely limited to legislation, executive orders, rules, and regulations d. Public policy is an intentional course of action with an accomplished end goal as its objective e. Public policy is both long term and short term 3 4 Elements of Public Policy Definitions a. Governmental authority—under the direct development and influence of government; legitimacy b. Develop through action or inaction—do something or prevent something c. Carry purposes and intentions—based on values, opinions, prejudices, biases; policy is culturally driven d. Have outcomes or effects on people and society—affect the lives of individuals in direct, personal, and continuous ways e. Are problem oriented—a governmental response to a perceived need or public demand 4 5 Public Policy Definitions Dye : What governments choose to do or not to do Lasswell : Who gets what, when, and how...
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

Page1 / 24

Public Policy - 1 FOUNDATIONS What is Public Policy 1 2...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 6. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online