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Public Policy Models

1. How can public policy be viewed as the "preferences and values of a governing elite"? Provide examples

2. Compare and contrast incremental and rational methods of policy making? Include examples of each model.

3. What criteria must a successful policy model include?

4. Identify three uses or lessons that can be learned from policy analysis and include an example of each use.

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1. How can public policy be viewed as the "preferences and values of governing elite"? Provide examples

The theoretical view held by many social scientists that American politics is understood through the generalization that nearly all political power is held by a relatively small and wealthy group of people that share similar interests and values (The information was obtained at http://www.auburn.edu/~johnspm/gloss/elite_theory). Examples of families that are elitist are the Rockefellers, the Fords and the Pews (The information was obtained at http://www.utoledo.edu/llss/pspa/faculty/davis/IGelite.htm).

2. Compare and contrast incremental and rational methods of policy making? Include examples of each model.

Rational-comprehensive method has the following steps: (1.) Define the problem in a way that it's separate from other problems. (2.) State all of the goals and objectives ...

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How public policy can be viewed as the "preferences and values of a governing elite" is determined.

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