Public policy and response to social change
Public Policy and Response to Social Change
Discuss three models for the development of public policy (public choice, group theory, and elite theory) and the suitability of each model for human services. Recognizing that community opinion, informed small groups, or the political elite may be the dominant source of social problem identification, make a judgement about the best source on which to rely, depending on the subject matter. Draw on your reading of Simon’s Public Policy text, Chapter 2 when considering your analysis of whether one or another of the models is most suitable.