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Lecture Notes for POLS 2302 - American Public Policy: Online Only at Texas Tech (TTU)

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Material Type:Review Sheet
Professor:Staff
Class:POLS 2302 - American Public Policy: Online Only
Subject:POLITICAL SCIENCE
University:Texas Tech University
Term:Fall 2009
Keywords:
  • Technical Feasibility
  • Policy Implementation
  • Given Circumstances
  • Program Evaluation
  • Tangible Benefits
  • Circumstances
  • Proximate Causes
  • Limitations
  • Feasibility
  • Consequences
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Policy Analysis Why do policy analysis? . Need for thoughtful, impartial assessment . avoid "shooting from the hip" . think seriously about problems and solutions Nature of Policy Analysis . examining all components of policy-making process . assessment of policy alternatives . Characteristics ? involves collecting and interpreting information ? alternatives and comparisons ? not intended to make policy decisions, inform public of process and encourage debate ? part empirical science, part political normative judgment ? values and views are political Steps in Policy Analysis . Define and analyze the problem ? who is effected and how seriously? ? May include looking for the causes ? ex. International Development assistance . Construct alternatives ? might be most important step ? want to encourage creativity . Develop evaluative criteria ? effectiveness, efficiency, equity ? assesses potential of different criteria ? will vary depending on the problem . Assess the alternatives ? whic...

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