L15 Pub Policy Methods - Stages

L15 Pub Policy Methods - Stages - Who Represents My Issue?...

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Who Represents My Issue? Section 1: What do they actually do? … This will include a very brief biography, a description of their major accomplishments, and if possible a description of a typical work day Section 2: Major Responsibilities… In this section you will identify the MAJOR responsibilities of the individual. You will give a description of the issues they champion (if they are a politician) or are involved in (if they are a bureaucrat), with details on at least one of those issues. Section 3: Challenges . Finally, you will look at the major challenges the individual faces in 2008.
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Public Policy: Stages Model Lecture 15 February 27, 2008 Pol 1101
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Introduction to Public Policy What is Public Policy? Six Theories or Models - INSTITUTIONAL/BUREAUCRATIC - ELITE-MASS - INTEREST GROUP/EQUILIBRIUM - PLURALIST - SYSTEMS - STAGES
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6. STAGES MODEL (aka the Policy Process Model) Views policy-making process as a sequences of stages or functional activities. Public policies are typically the products of a predictable pattern of events. Unlike the other models helps explain why public polices take the specific forms that they do and identify who dominates or controls the formation of public policy. Policy is seen as a process of sequential steps.
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STAGES or POLICY PROCESS MODEL 1. Problem Recognition and Definition 2. Agenda Setting 1. Policy Formulation 2. Policy Adoption 3. Budgeting 4. Policy Implementation 5. Policy Evaluation and Change If a policy is judged to be ineffective it may restart the whole process If a policy is seen to be effective, it may be adopted and adapted
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6. STAGES MODEL (continued) 1. Problem Recognition and Definition Public officials and environmental groups identify acid rain as a problem 2. Agenda Setting Action by the President, members of Congress, interest groups and coverage by the media put acid rain on national policy agenda 3. Policy Formulation The White House, executive agencies, and interest groups develop proposed courses of action for controlling acid rain
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6. STAGES MODEL (continued) 1. Policy Adoption Provisions providing for an emissions trading system to reduce acid rain are included in the Clean Air Act of 1990 5. Budgeting Funds are appropriated so that the Environmental Protection Agency can put the acid rain control system into effect 1. Policy Implementation An emissions trading system was created, and in 1993 the first sales of allowances for the discharge of sulfur dioxide (a prime component of acid rain) were held 1. Policy Evaluation In time there is evaluation of the emissions trading system to determine its effectiveness in reducing acid rain
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1. Problem Recognition and Definition What is a “Public Policy Problem”? A
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course POL 1101 taught by Professor White during the Spring '07 term at Georgia Tech.

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L15 Pub Policy Methods - Stages - Who Represents My Issue?...

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