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Public Policy: Overview

Getting Started

Depending on your assignment, there are several kinds of information you may need in researching public policy:

  • Historical political or legal context of a policy
  • Theory of public policy
  • Research on the specific topic of your policy
  • Example policy proposals and research from organizations
  • Statistics, including public opinion
  • Governmental legislation or regulation, or for international public policy, an understanding of a country's government
  • Social behavior or economic consequences related to a policy

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