POLS 206 Lecture 6: Exam 1 Review

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The institutions through which public policies are made for society // authoritatively binding decisions are made for society (laws). People linkage institutions policy agenda policy making institutions policy . Policy implementation/policy evaluation people// how policy comes to being and evolves. ** people interests, problems, concerns linkage institutions parties, elections, media, interest groups policy agenda political issues policymaking institutions. The issues that attract the serious attention of public officials and other people actively involved in politics. A choice that government makes in response to a political issue. A policy is a course of action taken with regard to some problem: know dahl"s principles of traditional democratic theory. Equality in voting -- one person = one vote. Effective participation -- equal opportunities to express preferences. Enlightened understanding -- free press and free speech so that you have a chance to educate your population. Citizen control of the agenda -- ability to get involved and have control over issues.

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