Models of Politics - n Internal cohesion Elite n Elites...

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Click to edit subtitle style Models of Politics Some Help in Thinking about Public Policy
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Public Policy Models n Institutional n Process Model n Rational Model n Incremental Model n Group Model n Elite Model n Public Choice Model n Game Theory Model
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Institutional Institutional n Legitimacy - law n Universal- every is bound to obey n Coercion – if you do not obey, you will be punished
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Process n Identify a problem n Agenda setting n Policy formulation n Policy legitimation n Policy implementation n Policy evaluation
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Rationalism Maximum Social gain Know everyone in the society’s value Know all the policy alternatives Know all the consequences for each alternative Know all the cost / benefit of each alternative
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Incrementalism n Focus on the past n Don’t want change n Sunk costs – spent too much to change
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Group Theory n Common interest come together n Stronger groups affect policy n Group influence n Size n Wealth n Organizations strength n Access to decision makers
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Unformatted text preview: n Internal cohesion Elite n Elites shape policy n Elites do not reflect the demands of the masses n Elites agree more often than compete with each other Public Choice n All political actors seek to maximize their personal benefits. n Economic analysis in a non-market environment n Government must perform certain functions; provide public goods n Externalities require government intervention n Interest groups dramatize their cause to draw members, resources, and public attention. Game Theory q Each parties choices have a significant q affect on the outcome. q Deterrence q Both parties must be rational q Costs and benefits of actions Overview : Chapter 2 n Enhance our understanding n Identify issues and concerns n Communication Interpretation n Focus on real world go beyond theory n Human behavior...
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This note was uploaded on 05/21/2011 for the course PADM 840 taught by Professor Drsusangaffney during the Spring '11 term at Governors State University.

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