The Policy Process Model : A Logical Sequence Of Activities Affecting The Development Of Public Policies

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The policy process model posits a logical sequence of activities affecting the development of public policies. The public process model takes in a lot of important aspects of policy making that goes hand in hand with political reality. Those aspects are stages or components because it helps with decisions in the different ways of life of a group of people and formal settings. Policy cycle is used to described policy process model because the process is in a continuous cycle, whether than a one-time set of course. There is really no policy decision or solution that is final because things are being change and improved from new information being brought to attention, for revision for established policies.

According to Public Policy: Politics, Analysis, and Alternatives by Kraft and Furlong the stages for the policy cycle model are, “defining a problem and agenda settings, policy formulation, policy legitimation, policy implementation, policy evaluation and policy change”(Kraft, pg.85-100 2015). Before anything reaches to agenda settings, the problem needs to be well defined and have attention on whatever the problem is. With that being said biases can be formed. According to Kraft and Furlong, Deborah Stone believes when defining a problem it comes with all forms biases (Kraft, pg. 87 2015).

Setting the agenda is the most difficult stage. There are many issues that are going head to head to gain attention to make it to the agenda. The more attention an issue gets, it…

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