problem. This step is one of the ones that results in much of the discussion and debate on a public policy. Often the solution is debated for quite some time, and what measures should be implemented never get to be done. Next in the process the body must decide who will deliver the service or solution to make sure it is effective. This is often decided based on the type of issue. For example, an issue in global warming would not be handled by the Department of Homeland Security, just as a national security concern would not be overseen by the Department of Agriculture. Each federal agency has specific experts to deal with specific concerns and laws implemented, and this is when the policy put into effect is decided whose jurisdiction it falls under, and the responsibility of its implementation is decided. Next the body must enact the law and make regulations for its implementation. The final step is for the governing agency to implement and run the program established by the public policy (Magleby, Light, & Nemacheck, 2015. As you can see the process can be quite lengthy and any sort of delay or change in public opinion or even who is leading the country can delay or even reverse these policies. Often, they are done so when the President or majority party of congress changes, thus making the system rather inefficient. Overall though the implementation of public policy is a very important part of our government and requires the cooperation of many different political bodies.
4 References Magleby, D. B., Light, P.C, & Nemacheck, C.L. (2015). Government by the People. Boston, MA: Pearson
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