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Determining Support for Public Policy

As society continues to evolve, the way in which communities and political parties approach issues are detrimental to the public policy model. Identifying the issue and courses of action needed to solve the problem that must be shared by all parties involved. In many cases, the type of policy, level of government needed to pass policy (federal, state, county), and how it affects the community will decide the amount of support it receives.

Define and discuss some different examples of symbolic and substantive policies that have been implemented over the course of American history.

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As society continues to evolve, the way in which communities and political parties approach issues are detrimental to the public policy model. Identifying the issue and courses of action needed to solve the problem must be shared by all parties involved. In many cases, the type of policy, level of government needed to pass (federal, state, county), and how it affects the community will decide the amount of support it receives. In saying this, there are two methods of looking at policies; symbolic and substantive. Below we'll discuss some different examples of these policies that have been implemented over the course of history.

Substantive policies are the types of policies that deal with a tangible and substantial problem and the policies that are formulated are ...

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Substantive policies are the types of policies that deal with a tangible and substantial problem and the policies that are formulated are created to directly deal with them in a concrete way (Marion and Oliver, p.88). Symbolic policies on the other hand are defined as policies that created to cater to public opinion; often, their never passed and/or degraded drastically from the initial policy model.....

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