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Policy & Political Ideology - Chapter Summary
Much of the field of political science can be understood in terms of different areas of policy and political ideologies. If you are currently studying subjects related to political science, and would like to learn about some basic policy topics, you can watch the online video lessons included in this chapter to get helpful and informative lessons on this subject.
These lessons are a great way to learn about different types of policy in the United States, the ideologies of different political parties, and other relevant political tools and processes. Each of our lesson instructors has specific expertise in these topics, and will break down all relevant information as you study this subject. Watch these videos to get comprehensive overviews of:
- The tools of foreign policy
- The identification and membership of political parties
- The public policy process
- Different types of American public policy
Each video contains helpful tags that will allow you to jump to the most important points in the videos without having to scroll from the beginning. The chapter also offers you complete video transcripts, in case you would like to read over hard copies of each of the lessons. Your personal Dashboard is a great way to keep track of your progress as you learn more about this subject.
1. Tools of Foreign Policy
This lesson will explain some of the different tools used in foreign policy. It will focus on diplomacy, sanctions, containment, collective security, deterrence, and military force.
2. Political Party Identification & Membership
There are many different factors that can influence a person's political values and that person's political party identification. This lesson discusses political party identification and membership.
3. 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.
4. 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.
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