Flashcards in Policy Making Flashcards Deck (17)
Any satisfaction that people will enjoy if a policy is adopted.
Any effort to get people to stop buying goods and services from a seller in order to punish or coerce them into changing policies.
Policies from which only a small, identifiable part of society will benefit.
Any burden, monetary or nonmonetary, that some people must bear if a policy is adopted.
The political tactic of highlighting what people will lose if a policy is adopted.
The reduction or elimination of government controls on an economic activity.
Policies from which a large part of society benefits, but a small, identifiable segment of society sustains substantial costs.
The political tactic of pointing out that what happens now or in the near future is more important than what happens in the distant future.
interest group politics
Policies that gain benefits for some relatively small but identifiable group and impose costs on another small but equally identifiable group.
Mutual aid among politicians through which legislators support one another’s pet projects.
Policies that aim to benefit large numbers of people at a cost large numbers of people will have to bear.
Individuals who work on behalf of the unorganized or indifferent majority, finding ways to pull together this legislative majority.
The issues about which public policy will be made, affected by political attitudes, current events, and government actions.
pork barrel projects
Projects that benefit localities as clients. Most are not worthwhile.
Sometimes called social regulation, it includes rules aimed at improving consumer or worker safety and reducing environmental damage.
The sense of being worse off than one thinks one ought to be.