“Rather than looking at how individual authors define public policy, it is far more beneficial to discuss a composite of the ideas and elements which are present in vast majority of definitions”.
Outline some of these major ideas and elements and describe how they aid in enhancing our understanding of nature of public policy?
“We attempt to describe and describe public policy by the use of various analytic models (namely institutional model, rational model, Incremental model, Group model and Elite model)”.
By referring to any two of these models, describe and depict their usefulness in public policy making.
“Policy making cannot adequately be studied apart from the environment or context in which it occurs. The environment broadly viewed, comprises a number of variables inter-alia political culture, social structure and the economic system”.
Discuss and illustrate how the political culture or social structure impacts on policy-making process in Mauritius.
“Public policy making is not implemented by institutional actors alone, non-institutional actors (the media, interest groups, political parties, etc) play an important role as well”.
Discuss and illustrate how these non-institutional actors may affect public policy?
Define policy analysis and describe how it can aid to facilitate the complex process of public policy-making?