PubPol1001-Lecture4-policytheories

PubPol1001-Lecture4-policytheories - Theories on How Public...

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Theories on How Public Policy is Really Made
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Majoritarianism: “Bottom up” policy-making Policy reflects majority preferences The referendum is majoritarianism in practice. Majority rule promoted by elections, public opinion polls
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Elitism: Those with power make public policy Who are elites? Elected leaders Business executives Celebrated actors and film-makers Intellectuals Media Elites are the prime movers of policy- making
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Pluralism: Humans are social by nature—they organize into groups Policy is the result of competition between groups A logic to collective action
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2011 for the course PP 1001 taught by Professor Dautrich during the Spring '08 term at UConn.

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