3rd set of policy lecture slides

3rd set of policy lecture slides - Scientific Method...

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Scientific Method IDENTIFY THE PROBLEM MAKE ASSUMPTIONS GENERATE THEORY FORMULATE HYPOTHESIS TEST HYPOTHESIS (WHAT IS MISSING FROM THIS MODEL?)
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Key Elements in the Policy Making Process PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION POLICY PROPOSAL ADOPTION PROGRAM OPERATION EVALUATION •ANALYSIS •WHAT IS THE PROBLEM? •WHAT HAPPENS IF WE DO NOTHING? HOW IS THE PROBLEM DEFINED? •WHAT SHOULD BE OUR GOALS? •WHICH OPTION OR OPTION MIX HAS MOST BENEFITS AND FEWEST NEGATIVES? •IS THE POLICY VIABLE POLITICALLY? WHAT VARIABLES ARE AVAILABLE TO ENSURE SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMEN- TATION OF THE POLICY? BY WHAT CRITERIA CAN THE POLICY BE JUDGED GOOD? JUDGED FAIR? (Alternative s) (NOTE: What is the feedback path in this diagram, if any?)
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Getting on the Policy Agenda Systemic vs. Institutional Agenda Systemic Agenda . Things that are symbolic and sometimes controversial. (“saving” social security) Institutional Agenda . Items that actually receive the attention of the decision makers. Who is setting (controls) the agenda?
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Systemic to Institutional Agenda Takes power (Media, government elite, special interest groups) An individual must mobilize public opinion. (An event might mobilize public opinion. Recent example. Local Hepatitis outbreak. Caused review of restaurant standards, increased inspections, ban on some green onions, restaurants drop green onions.)
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Institutional Agenda Symbol: Event, person, something to which people can attach meaning.
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course EPP 19-101 taught by Professor Markkieler during the Spring '08 term at Carnegie Mellon.

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