American Government

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American Government
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Chapter 13
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Government and public policy
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  1. Debates over procedures and rules are really debates over
    policy
  2. The list of issues that engage the attention of elected officials is called the
    policy agenda
  3. a specific course of action designed to deal with the originally defined problem is called a policy
    strategy
  4. The ________ model of policymaking holds that policy is the product of an interlocking relationship between institutions of government and its surrounding social, economic and political environment
    systems
  5. ________ holds that a small group of individuals actually formulate policy
    elitism
  6. One approach to policy making is that of ________, in which policy decisions vary only marginally from previous policy
    incrementalism
  7. The translation of policy ideas into action is called
    policy implementation
  8. The goal of ______ _______ is  to determine whether the formally adopted, implemented strategy did in fact solve the original problem
    policy evaluation
  9. Policies that are designed to protect some common good always affect everyone in the same way
    F
  10. The political will of a strong leader may help move some particular issue onto the government agenda
    T
  11. An example of formal policy adoption may be a decision by the Supreme Court
    T
  12. When a policy is formally and legally implemented, debate over the issue usually ends
    F
  13. Economic self-interest plays little or no role in policy making
    F
  14. Law requires that every government policy go through a formal evaluation procedure
    F
  15. Public policy making
    A.  is nonconfictual
    B.  has varying consequences for different groups
    C.  is designed to protect the common good
    D.  involves debate over rules but not procedures
    B.  has varying consequences for different groups
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  16. The decision to deal with the drug abuse problem by opening more treatment centers would be an example of a
    A.  policy agenda
    B.  policy strategy
    C.  policy adoption
    D.  policy implementation
    B.  policy strategy
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  17. Which of the following statements about policy adoption is true
    A.  Regulatory agencies are not involved in policy adoption, only in implementation
    B.  The failure to adopt a policy proposal is a form of policy making
    C.  Supreme Court decisions are not a form of policy adoption.
    D.  The adoption of a particular course of action resolves most conflicts among proponents and opponents
    B.  The failure to adopt a policy proposal is a form of policy making
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  18. The ideas that policy decisions reflect the interest of the ruling class at the expense of the workers is a tenet of the
    A.  elitism model
    B.  pluralism model
    C.  Marxism model
    D.  free market capitalism model
    C.  Marxism model
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  19. What is the incrementalism approach to policy?
    A.  New policy should vary only marginally from previous policy
    B.  the costs and benefits of a proposed policy are weighed
    C.  Policy making is based on the economic self-interest of the group making the decision
    D.  Bureaucracies act in a critical role in policy making due to their commitment and expertise
    A.  New policy should vary only marginally from previous policy
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  20. Bureaucracies play a central role in the policy process during the
    A.  policy proposal stage
    B.  implementation stage
    C.  agenda building stage
    D.  policy adoption stage
    B.  implementation stage
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  21. The final analytical stage in the evolution of policies is
    A.  implementaion
    B.  evaluation
    C.  agenda building
    D.  adoption
    B.  evaluation
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  22. Policy evaluation
    A.  has become increasingly accurate with precise measures.
    B.  usually occurs informally during the implementation process
    C.  is required by law
    D.  formally ends the policy depate
    B.  usually occurs informally during the implementation process
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)

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