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Public Policy Intro Part 1. By: John Holloman. What Is Public Policy. Public- Involving the majority of a population. Policy- Governmental regulations. (laws, acts, presidential initiatives) Public Policy- Governmental Policies that effect the general population. .

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Public Policy Intro Part 1

By:

John Holloman


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What Is Public Policy

  • Public- Involving the majority of a population.

  • Policy- Governmental regulations. (laws, acts, presidential initiatives)

  • Public Policy- Governmental Policies that effect the general population.


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The stages of Public policy

  • Socioeconomic Environment

  • Public Agenda

  • Policy Selection

  • Policy Adoption

  • Policy Implementation


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This is the world we live in

Can be as small as a neighborhood

As large as the nation

Wide variety of factors effect it

Socioeconomic Environment


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Public Agenda

  • Public agenda is when socioeconomic environment has changed to the point that current policy does not fit the environment anymore

  • Interest groups and political parties attempt to influence both the public agenda and the socioeconomic environment


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Governments desires for policy

This can be influenced by public agenda

Policy Formation Can start here

Government Agenda


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This is the step where the government begins to become invovled.

Government admits that there is an issue to be addressed.

Problem Identification


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Problem Definition invovled.

Policy Options

Policy Selection


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Policy Options invovled.

  • Once a problem has been identified a course of action must be selected.

    • Influence is just as important here as at the public opinion stage

    • Identification of a problem does not mean the solution you want will be adopted.


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Policy Adoption invovled.

  • Once a policy has been selected it then is adopted

  • This is when the policy goes through the “bill-law” stage.

  • It is not uncommon for the policy selected and the policy adopted to be a bit different.


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Policy Implementation invovled.

  • This is the final stage of the public policy process

  • Bureaucracy is responsible for enforcing policy

    • Police

    • Field Agents

    • Teachers

  • Just because a policy is adopted does not mean that it will be implemented or enforced.


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Major Actors Involved invovled.

  • The Public

  • The Government

  • Interest Groups

  • Lobbyists


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References invovled.

  • Dr. Kathleen Kemp

    • Professor Public Policy Florida State University

  • www.local6.com/news/2652037/detail.html

    • (picture slide 5)