The Pros And Cons Of Public Policy

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1. By whom and what means can bureaucrats and bureaucracies be held accountable for in public policy? The Congress. The America’s Federal Bureaucracy, the administrative organization that handles the day-to –day business of the government, is huge. By some estimates, it employs about four million people. The bureaucracy has lots of power, lots of energy, and lots of momentum (
2. What is public policymaking? Policy refers to a broad statement that reflects future goals and aspirations and provides guidelines for carrying out those goals Hill (1993: p.47) defines as the product of political influence, determining and setting limits to what the state does. Public policy to be more precise, when a government takes a decision or chooses
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The three branches hold each accountable when implementing public policy. The Executive Branch make sure the laws of the United States are carried out. The three branches of Government are Executive Branch, Legislative Branch, and Judicial Branch. The Executive Branch makes sure the laws of the United States are carried out. The president’s cabinet and federal agencies are also part of the executive branch. The most important duty of the legislative branch is to make laws. Laws are written, discussed and voted on in Congress. The legislative branch has the power to lay and collect taxes and duties to pay debts, and general welfare of the United States. The Judicial Branch the purpose is to make sure the laws are carried out properly and that laws abided by the Constitution. Judicial branch is that the trial of all crimes shall be trial by jury (Trent Lorcher).

3. What is public administration and the legitimate powers public administrators have in carrying out the public’s will? Public administration is like any other administration which is carried out in public interest. What articles in the bill of rights talks about the separation of powers? Articles I, Section. 1: All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives
Articles II, Section.
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How can empowerment in community help shape public policy? The giving of confidence, skills, and power to communities to shape and influence what public bodies do for or with them? Also empowerment is placing choices in the hands of the public: participatory decision-making (Gregson, Rachel with Court, Liz 2010). What is the difference between systemic and institutional agendas? The difference between systemic agendas is essentially a discussion agenda. Most of the items on it will be general or abstract rather than specific or detailed (J., Anderson page, 88). And an institutional agenda includes the problems to which legislators or other public officials feel obliged to give active and serious attention. Many of the issues or problems that draw the attention of legislative or administrative policy-makers are likely to be widely discussed by the general public (J., Anderson page, 88). Give an example of each. Crimes in the street can be systemic agendas. Institutional agendas can be foreign-aid and Head Start

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