Twenty Concepts in Policy Analysis and Process

… study materials for Week 8 of Atlas206 Internship Reading

StudyOfPolicyConcept collection

The table below lists the concepts from the Atlas subject, Policy Analysis and Process, that are most relevant to the subject, Internship Reading, and the Atlas course, Atlas206 Internship Reading.

The Atlas quiz for this concept collection can be found at Quiz 8 – Twenty Concepts in Policy Analysis and Process. All 15 quizzes for Atlas206 Internship Reading are available at Concept Quizzes for Atlas206 Internship Reading.

The Study of Policy Analysis and Process

Policy Design

Public Policy

Pal’s Elements of Policy Content

Policy Consistency

Pal’s Types of Reasoning in Policy Analysis

Policy Analysis’s Impact on Policymaking

Lasswell’s Policy Sciences

Policy Capacity

Interests and the Policy Process


Pal’s Glossary of Conceptualizing Interests in Policymaking

Problem Definition and Agenda Setting

Pal’s Aspects of Problem Definition

Issue Framing

Policy Images

Policy Window

Policy Instruments and Design

Typologies of Policy Instruments

Pal’s Classification of Policy Instruments

Policy Design and Social Values

Models of Decision Making

Rational Decision Making Model

Lindblom’s Incrementalism and Muddling Through

Postmodernist Critiques of Rational Decision Making

Recommended 2 hours of study for Week 8 of Atlas206 Internship Reading

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Complete Quiz 8 – Selected Concepts in Policy Analysis and Process.

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