Public Policy as an Instrument of Socio–Economic Development


Essentially, public policy is a set of laws, guidelines, and actions decided and taken by governments in order to work in favor of the public. Public policy can dictate things such as which laws are passed, where funding goes, and which topics concern the general public. The greatest development of the post second world war is that the two most dominant disciplines Political Science and Economics have shifted their focus towards Policy Sciences. Harold Laswell introduced the concept of public policy in his book ‘The Policy Science’ co-edited by Daniel Lerner in the year 1952.

Policy has three ingredients:

1. Goals

2. A Process to achieve the goals

3. A Value Framework ...

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