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Public Policy-Making Process
A review of public policy making and the public policy-making process.
# 95466 | 2,114 words | 9 sources | APA | 2006 | US

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This paper takes a look at the process of public policy making. According to the paper, the policy making process that occurs in governmental organizations is a complex process that involves many organizations and entities, and is inclusive of several stages in the policy-making process. The paper further discusses the thesis of Charles E. Lindblom and Edward Woodhouse.

The Nature of Policy
Different Kinds of Policy Analysis
How Perceived Problems gets on the Public Agenda
The Major Players in the Process
The Decision-Making Processes Used to Adopt Policies
The Environment Within Which Policy Must Take Place
How Federalism Impacts the Policy-Making Process
Assessment of the Process Using the Thesis of Lindblom and Woodhouse

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Botterill, Linda (nd ) Policy Approaches to Farm Exist: Some Factors Influencing the Efficacy of Commonwealth Programs. Common Wealth of Australia. Online available at: /PdfFiles/12940_policy_approaches_to_farm_exit.pdf+THe+Policy-Making+Process+3rd+Edition+by+Charles+E.+Lindblom+and+Edward+J.+Woodhouse+and,&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=30.
  • Cockrell, Jerri (nd) Public Policymaking in America
  • Lindblom, Charles E (1959) "The Science of "Muddling Through"" Public Administration Review 19.
  • Lindblom, Charles E., Edward J. Woodhouse 1993: The Policy-Making Process, Third Edition, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, USA
  • Lindblom, Charles Edward (1965) The intelligence of democracy : decision making through mutual adjustment New York, Free Press

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