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    Public Policy Public Policy Presentation Transcript

    • Public Policy AP Government
    • What is it? Government action to address a specific challenge.
    • What are today’s challenges?
    • Politics and Policy
    • Types of Public Policy  Distributive policy (new benefits are given to all citizens)  Redistributive policy (resources taken from one group and given to another—zero sum game)  Counterdistributive policy (resources taken from everyone to solve a specific problem—Social Security)
    • The Eight Steps in Making Public Policy 1. Making assumptions about the world 2. Setting the agenda • Nondecision • Policy agenda • Think tanks 3. Deciding to act 4. Deciding how much to do • Incremental policy • Punctuating policy • Iron triangles • Issue networks
    • The Eight Steps in Making Public Policy 5. Choosing a tool  Federal spending  Use of taxes  Providing goods and services  Guarantee protection against risk  Regulations and rules  Provision of both material and symbolic benefits 6. Deciding who will deliver the goods or services  Federal government  “Third-party government”  Private businesses  Colleges and universities  State and local governments  Charities 7. Making rules for implementation  Federal Register 8. Running the program
    • Pages in the Federal Register
    • Policy-Making Alliances IronTrianglesFederal department or agency Interest groups House and/or Senate authorizing committee Issue Networks Federal department or agency House and/or Senate authorizing committee = Small, highly specialized interest groups