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Overview of Public Policy - Chapter Summary
This chapter is designed to provide an overview American public policy in a way that will help you understand policy formation and implementation. Our short, informative video lessons introduce you to the process of creating and implementing public policy and examine a variety of policy types. These lessons enhance your knowledge of the public policy process by:
- Identifying the major types of public policy
- Explaining the public policy process from recognition of a problem to implementation
- Comparing and contrasting Republican and Democratic beliefs on education policy
Our instructors and resource materials can help you easily improve your understanding of the policy making process with short video lessons, text transcripts and video timelines. The timelines have a jump feature that lets you quickly find major concepts to review. If you have any questions, our instructors are here to help and are able to answer any questions you may have about American public policy. Each lesson offers a self-assessment quiz, and there's also a chapter exam.
1. The Public Policy Process: Problem Recognition, Policy Formation & Policy Implementation
Good public policy is grounded in a sound policy making process. In this lesson, you'll learn about the rational-comprehensive model of policy formation and the steps involved in using it. A short quiz follows the lesson.
2. Types of Public Policy in the United States
'What should the government do about it?' This is a fundamental public policy question, and the scope of 'it' continues to expand in our modern society. In this lesson, you'll learn about different types of public policy in the United States.
3. Republican & Democratic Beliefs on Education in the United States: Similarities & Differences
Democrats and Republicans agree that the future success of the United States lies in an effective education system. However, while they agree on the overall goal, the two parties disagree about the best policies to accomplish it. In this lesson, we'll look at some of the education policy perspectives of each party.
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- Federalism in the US
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- American Public Opinion
- Interest Groups in the United States
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