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Department
Political Science
Course
POLS 1150
Professor
Carol L Dauda
Semester
Fall

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11/11/2013 1The Public Policy Process Formulation, Legislation, Execution 2 • Public policy at the beginning of the 21st century • 3 • Who are the policy­makers? –Policy sector –Policy community –Sub­government –Policy networks –Attentive public 4  The Policy Cycle • What are the elements, or steps,  of policy­making? • Agenda formation • Public agenda • Formal agenda –Platform>mandate>formal agenda –Factors that affect the formal agenda • Ideology (environment, climate) • Influential interest group (stakeholder or activist) • Changing demographics • External factors 5  Formulation • Must develop coherent strategy that eventually becomes government programme • Political Scientists have developed theories of decision­making –Rationalist theory • Radical change possible –Incrementalist/pluralist exchange model • Slow, incremental change –Mixed scanning  • Different methods used at different points in the process 6 • Instrument choice –Exhortation –Taxation –Expenditure –Regulation –Subsidy –Grant –Self­regulation –Enterprise  –Direct provision or public/private partnership –Mixed bundle: using a variety of instruments 7 Legislative Process • Parliamentary Legislature –First Reading (tabling) –Second Reading debate on principle 1 11/11/2013 Second Reading debate on principle –Legislative Committees (hearings, amendments) –Third Reading (approval) • Second chamber in bicameral institutions –Usually consecutive  as in Canada • Royal
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