MC 421 week 6 notes
MC 421 week 6 notes MC 421
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Date Created: 10/02/16
Domestic v. Foreign Policy: Partisanship & Public Policy Domestic Policies: Domestic Policy: The area of public policy which concerns laws, government programs, and administrative decisions which are directly related to all issues/activities within a nation's borders This includes: Business, Education, Energy, Health Care, Law Enforcement, Money and Taxes, Natural Resources, Social Welfare, & Personal Rights/Freedoms Domestic Policy Reflects: History of Nation Social and economic conditions Needs of the people Nature of the government Factors that Influence Domestic Policy: Population Demographics (e.g. Race, Religion, Gender, SES, etc.) Voters & Elections Media Money Lobbyists & Interest Groups Challenges to Domestic Policy: Courts Too much government Too much disagreement Too big of an agenda Categories of Domestic Policy: Social Policy Public Assistance Education Policy Economic Policy Foreign Policies Foreign Policy: In the most basic sense, foreign policy is a country’s relationship(s) with other countries. U.S. foreign policy is often determined by national interest, democratic ideals, and the Defense Department & State Department Factors that Influence U.S. Foreign Policy: Geography Military Needs/Power Economic Needs/Power Ethnic/Cultural Ties History Isolationism v. Internationalism Categories of Foreign Policy: Economics Military Interventions/Defense Governmental Interventions Humanitarian Aid
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