Public policy, or domestic policy, is a system of laws and regulations that reflect the actions of the government. These attitude, ideas, and opinions of the citizens of the country and individual states, influence the enactment and interpretation of legislation.
It also reflects the course of action taken by the government to address the needs of society and solve its problems. It is basically what the government does and does not do in the areas of public health, safety, and welfare. How is public policy shaped, influenced, and changed by different factors including public opinion, economic conditions, and special interest groups?
You’ve Got Issues:
Students will form teams to research an issue of importance and argue the issue from either the Liberal/Democratic point of view or the conservative/Republican point of view. The issues will be debated in class.