Administrative details. Syllabus: http://www.uvm.edu/~jfarley/pa306/pa306syllabus.doc Please hand in all assignments electronically as e-mail attachments, RTF or MSWord documents. “What is Public Policy?”. Introduction to PA 306 Josh Farley (with thanks to Chris Koliba) August 29, 2005.
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Introduction to PA 306
Josh Farley (with thanks to Chris Koliba)
August 29, 2005
“An attempt to implement one policy almost always brings new problems onto the agenda, meaning that the step called implementation and the step called agenda building collapse into each other… One group’s solution often is another group’s problem… From the seedbed of implementation, then, new policy problems grow and are plucked for the agenda in never-ending succession.”Lindblom & WoodhouseP.11
Or are we cooperative, social animals, concerned about the future that differ across cultures?
2. Shrewd; artful.
3. expedient; judicious.
(Webster’s unabridged dictionary)
1. the science or art of political government.
2. the practice or profession of conducting political affairs.
3. political affairs.
4. political methods or maneuvers.
5. political principles or opinions.
6. use of intrigue or strategy in obtaining any position pf power or control, as in business, university, etc. (Webster’s Unabridged Dic.)
Interest groups/ Non-profit organizations
MediaSome Policy Actors…
“ extent on The study of politics is the attempt to explain the various ways in which power is exercised in the everyday world and how that power is used to allocate resources and benefits to some people and groups, and costs and burdens to other people and groups.”
Birkland p. 5
“ extent on Shared meanings motivate people to action and meld individual striving into collective action. Ideas are at the center of all political conflict. Policy making, in turn, is a constant struggle over the criteria for classification, the boundaries of categories, and the definition of ideals that guide the way people behave.” Stone P.11
A. Mostly those you agree with
B. Mostly those you disagree with
C. A balance of both agree and disagree
D. You don’t talk to people about politics
A. Family– which ones
B. Friends– which ones
C. Professional/work colleagues
D. Strangers and acquaintances
E. Fellow students and faculty