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Unformatted text preview: these classes, however, has impact upon the direction that a state's autonomy may lead. State actions ( . . . ) are not all acts of coercion or domination; they are, instead, the intellectual activities of civil administrators engaged in diagnosing societal problems and framing policy alternatives to deal with them. ... The process is political, not because all policy is a by-product of power and conflict but because some men and women have undertaken to act in the name of others (in Skocpol, 1985:11). Its Heclo's position that in Sweden and Great Britain people who work within the state bureaucratic apparatus has more impact on policy decisions than do people from the political parties or other outside interests. (See Notes on Skocpol page 5 and 6 about how the U.S. has little state autonomy.) Class Question: Does the U.S. have an autonomous state government? In terms of domestic policy? In terms of international policy?...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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