University of the Western Cape
Department of Public Administration
Name: Ryan Adriaanse
Student Number: 3306945
Lecturer: Stan Cronje
Tutorial Group: Tuesday, 2nd period
“I know that plagiarism is wrong. Plagiarism is to use another’s work and pretend it is one’s own. Each significant contribution to, and quotation in this assignment that’ I have taken from the work of other people has been attributed, and has been cited and referenced. I have not allowed and will not allow anyone to copy my work with the intention of passing it off as his/her own work.”
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In my essay I will discuss the policy making process in public administration and critically analyse the process of policy making. I will also discuss the common problems of policy and how these problems can be addressed ad solved.
Public policy refers to the action taken by government; its decisions that intended to solve problems and improve the quality of life for its citizens. At the federal level, public policies are enacted to regulate industry and business, to protect citizens at home and abroad, to aid state and city government and people such as the poor through funding programs and to encourage social goals.
3. The policy making process
The policy making process is divided into different stages which go hand in
hand in hand to solve a problem within the society. The stages are as follows;
Agenda setting, Formulation and Legitimation of Goals and Programs,
Programs Implementation, Evaluation of Implementation, Performance and
Impacts, Decisions about the future of Policy and Program.
3.1) Policy Agenda
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