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Unformatted text preview: political issues on the policy agenda.-Political Parties-Elections-News & Entertainment Media-Interest Groups Policy Agenda-The policy agenda are issues that attract the serious attention od the public officials.-Political issues arise when people disagree about a problem and how to fix it-Some issues will be considered, and others will not.-A governments policy agenda changes regularly. Policymaking Institutions-Policymaking institutions are the branches of government charged with taking action on political issues.-Legislature (Congress)-Executive (President)-Courts (Federal and State)-Bureaucracies Policies Impact People Public Policy: A choice that government makes in response to a political issue. Table 1.1 in book Policies Impact People-Impacts of pilicies:-Does it solve the problem?-Does it create more problems?-Depending on the answer, policy impacts carry the political system back to its point of origin: the concerns of people....
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