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Politics and Public Policy

Book Summary   by:Goodlin1975     Original Authors: Carl E. Van Horn; Donald C. Baumer; William T. Gormley
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This book breaks down politics into six distinctive areas. Living room politics, boardroom politics, chief executive politics, cloakroom politics, bureaucratic politics and courtroom politics serve as the foundation of policymaking. Every major issue that affects the public falls into these categories. The public complains about the economy, gas prices, education costs, health care coverage, energy & environmental concerns and unemployment, but don't understand what can be done to change the issues. Voting on popularity alone only makes matters worse.

This book will allow a reader to learn about who is responsible for policymaking. Public policy remains in the hands of the public. People have the opportunity to change the future by learning about the issues matter most. The upcoming Presidential Election will draw record crowds. Are people going to vote on issues that protect their future?

Living room politics misinform people on relevant information. The media is responsible for delivering news regarding politics to the American people It is obvious that media treats the public with disrespect, which clearly demonstrates the effect of political manipulation. As one may know, the media If you watch the media to gather political facts, analyze the information using a cognitive perception. Don’t jump on bandwagon without the facts. Politics influences every faucet of society. Citizens possess the ability to learn about policy. Don't allow others to steer you away from the truth. Vote for the issues that affect your future.

In the United States, citizens can vote for any candidate. They have the freedom to make decisions that best meet their needs. This book teaches you about the internal framework of the federal government. Living room politics tries to influence people by using the historical context of an election. The authors analyze and discuss the various levels of policymaking. They educate the public about the responsible actors who make decisions that influence the people. Decision making is an important skill that is useful for making the right choices.

The six policy domains influences education, environment, energy, health care, gas prices, economy and national security. This book allows a reader the ability to learn about the importance of policy through dissecting the areas that concern their way of life. Learning about politics will improve an entity's ability to take part in changing America. Investing ample time into learning about public policy strengthens your knowledge on various issues. This book is everyone a reader needs to write an academic paper, learn about the government, and to increase their knowledge.
Published: June 17, 2008   
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