Whether you realize it or not, we are all impacted by public policy and how the work and politics of the federal bureaucracy affects our lives. This week we will
investigate how these public policies are established as well as how public policies and administrative agencies can impact your life.
Post a total of three substantive responses each week. A substantive reply is:
A minimum of 150 words.
Notes facts from the materials in the Learning Activities folder with in-text citations in APA 7 format.
Includes your thoughts about those facts.
Includes references in APA 7 format.
Be nice and don’t talk politics – we’re all on the same side here.
The public, the media, and interest groups are all involved in setting the government’s agenda, i.e., each influence what the government pays attention to and
thus the laws passed by Congress. Review the readings/videos in the Learning Activities folder and then consider:
– What role do interest groups play in influencing lawmakers in Congress and in the development of government policies?
– What role does public opinion play in influencing lawmakers in Congress and in the development of government policies?
-What are the influences on public opinion?
-What role does the media play in influencing lawmakers in Congress and in the development of government policies?
Is public opinion generally clear, providing broad signals to elected leaders about what needs to be done? Why or why not?