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Gov Terms- Chapter 1 (Clark)
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the institutions through which public policies are made for a society
collective goods (e)
goods and services that by their nature cannot be denied to anyone
Ex: clean air and clean water
the process determining the leaders we select and the policies they pursue.
all the activities by which citizens attempt to influence the selection of political leaders and the policies they pursue. Voting is the most common means of doing so in a democray. Other means include contacting public oficials, protest, and civil disobedience.
single-issue groups (e)
groups that have a narrow interest on which their members tend to take an uncompromising stance
Ex: groups dedicated to outlawing abortions or preserving abortion rights
The process by which policy comes into being and evolves. People's interests, problems, and concerns create political issues for government policymakers. These issues shape policy, which in turn impacts people, generating more interests, problems, and concerns.
the political channels through which people's concerns become political issues on the policy agenda
the issues that attract the serious attention of public officials and other people involved in politics in a point in time
an issue that arises when a people disagree about a problem and how to fix it.
the branches of government charged with taking action on political issues.
public policy (def... types of)
a choice government makes in response to a political issue
law passed by congress
Ex: Affordable Care Act
decision by president
Ex: American jets bomb ISIS targets in Syria
opinion by supreme court or other court
Ex: sumpreme court that same sex couples have a constitutional right to marry
legislative enactment of taxes and expenditures
Ex: the federal budget resoluton is enacted
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