PSCI policy-intro

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Public Policy An Introduction
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Introduction to Policymaking Recall: a policy must be on the policy agenda for political institutions to address it. Broadly, it reaches agenda status through linkage institutions (already discussed) We must explore steps in policymaking to determine how an issue achieves agenda status.
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Seven Steps of Policymaking Problem identification Agenda setting Policy formulation Policy Adoption Budgeting Policy Implementation Policy Evaluation
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Problem Identification First, we need a problem. What problem affects the public or specific group in society? A policy problem is: a situation that produces needs and for which relief from government action is sought. A problem must be seen as appropriate for governmental action.
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To achieve agenda status: a problem must become an issue that requires government attention an issue reaches agenda status when there is enough support for it in a competitive political environment Policy-making and linkage institutions can all affect the agenda. Presidents and media are primary agenda-setters
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2011 for the course PSCI 1050 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '07 term at North Texas.

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