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Final Exam - Part II
Public Policy is inherently
Policy is the output of
____________ takes place when the gov't provides specific groups within society with someting of value.
__________ takes place when gov't uses legislative, military, or judiciary powers to stop an action by a person, organization, or group, when it mandates other behaviors or actions.
Which of the following is an example of an issue area?
Using taxes on workers to pay for social welfare programs for the poor is an example of
a bill that funds the construction of an interstate highway system is an example of:
the gov't function of distribution is often decried by critics as
pork barrel spending
because thy involve the shifting of scarce resources, the most controversial gov't programs are usually those that center on
The independant commission that investigated the intelligence failures leading up to 9/11 provided ________ benefits to American citizens.
The process of publicizing a problem and demanding gov't action to address it is usually refferred to as
the process of orrganizing departments and agencies, providing payments or services, and levying taxes to support a specific public publicy is usually referred to as
the process of assesing policy impact and concidering potential changes or reforms is usually referred to as
with respect to the level of public support for war, the conventional wisdom is that
support decreases as the number of casualties increases
contemporary american's concerns over U.S. foreign policy tend to focus on
-securing proper balance between the protection of civil liberties and national security
-balancing the costs and benefits of free trade
Which of the following is not a provision enacted after September 11?
All were enacted after 9/11
In 2005 Toyota decided to build a new auto plantin canda rather than the US primarily because
canada's system of universal health care allowed the company to save on worker's health care costs
The food for peace program has been citicized for
a)subsidizing american farmers
b)undermining griculture production in
c)keeping the US food prices artificially high
all of the above
_________ argue that our system of open gov't, with it's multiple points of access to policymakers allows people without resources like money and connections to still have their voices heard
The terrorists attacks on 9/11/01 are examples of ________ events.
trigger mechanisms are most closely associated with which step in the policy process
identifying the problem
focusing events are most closely associated with which step in the policy process
identifying the problem
Which of the four main access points into the federal gov't is usually concidered the most open?
the issue attention cycle is msot closely associated with which step in the policy process?
setting an agenda
in which phase of the legislative cycle can public policy change?
public policy can change at any point in the legislative process.
______ ______ is the policy of taxing and spending
American Foreign Policy generally emphazises
individual legal rights and civil liberties over ecconomic and social rights
Which of the following is not considered an access point to the federal gov't?
________ was designed by the founders to be the most open of the policymaking institutions of the federal gov't
Legislatures often write laws witht the presumption that the reasonable __________ will be used in applying them.
Cogress often writes vague laws because ...
a) it allows members of congress to satisfy multiple constituencies with the same piece of legislation
b)it often lacks the scientific or technical expertise to deal with complex questions
Oversight is most closely associated with whcih step in the policy process?
John Kingdon's concept of policy streams includes _______ as streams that flow through the policy process but do not necessarily merge with one another.
all of the above
the unemplyment rate does NOT include
b) those who have given up looking for work