How Is Policy Formulated?

How Is Policy Formulated?

How policy is formulated is the focus of this discussion. In particular, from the human services perspective, how would policy be formulated on the specific social change problem in the government example Simon offers in Chapter 6 of Public Policy?

  1. Briefly describe how policy is formulated in a government situation, knowing that the process is very similar in a for-profit or a non-profit organization.
  2. Identify the principal actors in the process (consult the Ryser “Elements of a Standard Policy Statement” reading from your Social Policy Toolbox).
  3. Discuss policy development group theory, as applied to your analysis.