week 6 notes
Popular in Introduction to Public Policy
Popular in Public Health
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Date Created: 03/09/16
Public Policy Week 6 The public remains split ACA Still a lot of negativity even 5 years after it passed 0 More americans dislike it than like it Half of the public thinks that the ACA is going to make sure worse off in the long run 0 It is important to look at how people understand this issue 0 Represents how polarized the public is today 0 We need to know how to talk better in a more contructive fashion 0 HOW DO YOU SELL ISSUES 0 Make people care 0 Make people think it is their issue mobilize Crisis in other arenas Immigration 0 College affordability Criminaljustice Importance of Language bridging gaps Agenda Building 0 process by which you get people to care about your issue o hunger games of policy 0 there are a million things that could be on the agenda at any given time o Budgets are statements of priorities 0 Money categorizes importance 0 To get on public agenda Two types of policy agendas All issues which the public is informed about and which they believe deserve public attentiongovernment action 0 Neither policy makers nor the public can follow and keep up with all potential issues 0 Many important things don39t make it to government because relative to other things they are not as important 0 Interested groups must compete for attention from the public and policymakers 0 Emerging problems leap into prominence o Enthusiasm and extensive attention 0 Realization of cost 0 When it gets difficult there is a decline of interest 0 Postproblem Ex Climate change 0 Americans get interested when American got infect 0 Pay attention episodically 0 Have to have constant effort otherwise people will move on Set of issues under the active and serious consideration of decisionmakers Something is happening with this bill 0 Policy Change a WAITING GAME 0 Rapid change is unrealistic due to policymaking institutional makeup 0 Crisis rhetoric is appealing to get people on your side but potentially wrong because it is not really right or longlasting 0 Need to raise and maintain public awareness 0 Issue containers seek to preserve the status quo have the advantage of time delaying strategy is often effective 0 YOU HAVE TO BE ALL IN ON ISSUES 0 BE N EWSWORTHY Social signi cance matters o If it affects more people it will more likely be discussed 0 Self interest 0 More money more involvemenet COMPLEXITY o If it is hard for people to understand hard to get people behind the issues 0 Ex ACA o Unfamiliar also needs education 0 Need education Temporal relevance 0 People like short term problems 0 More attractable and calls for action 0 Can issue be deferred for later Proximity 0 Does issue hit home 0 Personalize the issue for different people in different circumstances Nove y