Lecture 1 - Intro

Lecture 1 - Intro - PP 1001: Lecture 1 Public Policy in the...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–4. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
PP 1001: Lecture 1 Public Policy in the US
Background image of page 1

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

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Basic Terms Definition of public policy Government action or inaction of a problem Forms of Public Policy 1. Law that’s passed by legislature 2. State Laws 3. Town Laws 4. U.S. Constitution 5. Amendments to the Constitution 6. Courts make public policy through their decisions 7. Executive Orders Emancipation Proclamation Governments in the US that make public policy More than 85,000 governments in the United States Federal government, 50 state governments, thousands of towns, cities, and municipalities, schools, transit systems, governments that provide electrical services Policy is regulations or programs Regulations are policies that governments put in place to regulate behavior (e.g., speed limits, car company’s average mpg) Programs are policies that provide services (e.g., social security, medicare, unemployment) Reasons for public policy: solving problems
Background image of page 2
Reason for Policy Moral/ethical issues When governments treat their citizens badly
Background image of page 3

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

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 4
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 03/29/2011 for the course ECE 3101 taught by Professor Luh during the Spring '11 term at UConn.

Page1 / 6

Lecture 1 - Intro - PP 1001: Lecture 1 Public Policy in the...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 4. Sign up to view the full document.

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