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    Problematic Areas in Policy Formulation and Agenda Setting

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    What areas are problematic in policy formulation and agenda setting?

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    Generally, the policy cycle consists of:
    Policy Formulation

    Agenda-setting ("an idea whose time has come") - A government's agenda is the list of subjects or problems to which government officials are paying serious attention.
    Issue Types include:
    • Prominent issues: Real world conditions direct policy-makers
    • Sensational issues: Media-driven issues that affect very few people, but have high media interest
    • Governmental issues: Issues that arise from a government's stated goals or platform
    (Stuart Soroka, Agenda-Setting Dynamics in Canada
    (Vancouver: UBC Press, ...

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    This solution explains problematic areas in policy formulation and agenda setting.