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U.S. Government And Politics, 2nd Edition by Franco Scardino

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CHAPTER20

The Policy-Making Process

In This Chapter

  • The main policy-makers
  • Cost-benefit analysis of policy issues
  • The politics of public policy
  • How the policy-making process works

Now that you have read how Congress, the presidency, the bureaucracy, the courts, the media, and interest groups work, it is time to explain how public policies get made and are implemented. One way to explain how this process works is to look at the outcomes of public policy and to understand the political influence at work. For example, when regulations are removed on a particular industry, or new ones applied to other industries, it quickly becomes clear which ...

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