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What is a policy?
The actions the government takes on behalf of the people
What accurately describes a defining characteristic of a public policy?
It must affect many people
Name an example of a governmental policy.
The Federal Trade Commission takes action against misleading advertisers.
What is a legitimate policy?
A policy covering something over which the government has power.
When the costs of a policy are broadly distributed and the policy's benefits are concentrated, the policy will be debated through a process of what kind of policies?
Policy adoption is a step in which of the following?
The Policy Cycle
What's the correct order for the steps of the policy cycle?
1. A problem identified and moved to the government's to-do list.
2. The government selects a policy that it will use to address a problem.
3. The government puts a policy into effect and enforces the policy.
4. The government and the public review a policy and decide if its should be continued, altered, or cancelled.
What is not a way a citizen can participate in policymaking decisions?
Reading the newspaper everyday.
Who holds the ultimate responsibility for making and carrying out governmental policy?
When the Philadelphia city council and the skateboarders presented alternative plans for Love Park, what step in the policy cycle were they following?
there is not enough money to fully implement it; it was essentially an unfunded mandate.
The phenomenon that involves members of a legislature agreeing to vote for each other's spending bill is known as
Which statement most closely reflects a laissez-faire attitude?
Which type of public policy requires little or no expenditure of money?
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