{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

3.31.11 Policymaking_class notes

3.31.11 Policymaking_class notes - Sociological Analysis of...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–7. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Sociological Analysis of Social Problems March 31, 2011 Policymakers
Background image of page 1

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

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Who are policy-makers? In government, policy is made at all levels: Legislators Executive branch (executive orders) Courts (so-called “activist” courts) Institutes and agencies, i.e., the “fed”, the IRS, the CDC Most policy-making is invisible
Background image of page 2
Policy is also made in other arenas– i.e., SEC commission, professional orgs (AMA), individual businesses, churches, universities
Background image of page 3

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

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Policy Domain That part of the political system that focuses on a particular social issue, such as family problems, criminal justice, or health policy. This network of people may oversee several “policy arenas” in which claims about their area of expertise are presented, e.g. a congressional committee hearing
Background image of page 4
Policy Arena A setting where claims can be presented Policy arenas include: Congressional committee hearings Newsletters Media/op-eds Larry King show!
Background image of page 5

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

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Policymaking vs Policy Implementation Legislation and rules can be enacted
Background image of page 6
Image of page 7
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}