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What Influences Public Policy?
An examination of the various influences on the formation of public policy.
# 152767 | 4,732 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2013 | US
Published on Apr 28, 2013 in Political Science (U.S.) , Political Science (Legislative Process)

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The paper explores the influence of the legislative, executive and judicial branches in shaping public policy as well as the role of interest groups, political groups and the media. The paper points out the large role citizens play in influencing their representatives to write a bill based on their suggestion for a new policy and also reveals that the media has a particularly strong power in shaping public policy. The paper argues that no one group should have the most power and influence on policy, but all groups must work together to better our neighborhoods, communities and the country as a whole.

Legislative Branch and Influence on Public Policy
Executive Branch and Influence on Public Policy
Judicial Branch and Influence on Public Policy
Interest Groups and Influence on Public Policy
Political Parties and Influence on Public Policy
The Media's Influence on Public Policy

From the Paper:

"The legislative branch of the government is generally thought to be more representative of the people than the other branches because this is where most policies begin. Public policy is a result of an idea that someone or some group feels should be made into a law. The idea could come as a result of an issue that affects the person's community and other communities or from other sources. But, just because a person has an idea that they feel should become a law does not mean that the idea will eventually become part of public policy. Citizens can however have a major impact on the influence of public policy depending on who their representative is and if their representative will work diligently to carry out the idea so that it becomes a bill.
"The House Representatives play a major role in seeing that issues important to the American citizens are brought out in the open and possibly made into law. Members also have the ability to develop policies based on their knowledge of what is going on in and around the communities they represent. Because the representative is generally someone from the community in which he represents and is familiar with the issues of the community he will know what policies will benefit the community."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Capshaw, N. Clark. "The Social Cohesion Role of the Public Sector." Peabody Journal of Education 80, no. 4 (2005): 53-77.
  • Fontana, David. "The Second American Revolution in the Separation of Powers." Texas Law Review 87, no. 7 (2009): 1409-1429.
  • Magill, M. Elizabeth, "Beyond Powers and Branches in Separation of Powers Law." University of Pennsylvania Law Review 150, no. 2 (2001): 603-661.
  • Pfau, M., P. Moy, and E.A. Szabo. "Influence of Prime Time Television Programming on Perceptions of the Federal Government." Mass Communication and Society 4, no. 4 (2001): 437-453.
  • Rose, Gene. "When the Media Comes Knocking." State Legislatures 30, no. 2 (2004): 18-19.

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