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Uniqueness and Typology of Public Policy

Is Public Policy Unique?

Policymaking by Different Types of Organizations: Similarities

Organizations can be classified into three types: businesses, not-for-profit organizations and the State. All of them make policies. Common to the policies made by the different kinds of organizations are some features:

  • Policy is a set of decisions that guides the conduct and activities of the organization and its functionaries.
  • In every large and mature organization, there are prescribed procedures and approval levels for policymaking.
  • Every organization strives to have the best fit between policy-related problems and the chosen policy.
  • Three forces drive decision-making: the ‘rationality’ of policy analysis; ...

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