Ch 15: Overview of Public Policy

About This Chapter

Explore the public policy process through our short and engaging video lessons. Each lesson breaks down a larger public policy concept, helping you understand the different types of public policy, how policy is formed and more.

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.

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