Public Policy

Study Questions

1

Briefly describe the stages of the policy process.

The policy process contains the following steps: (1) getting the issue on the national agenda; (2) formulation of policy options; (3) adoption of a policy; (4) implementation of the policy; (5) feedback leading to evaluation of the policy.

2

What is a redistributive policy?

A redistributive policy (also called an income transfer policy) transfers money from one group to another.

3

What is incrementalism?

Incrementalism is the tendency of American policy changes to happen gradually with no revolutionary change.