Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Public policy in America affects a vast range of activities. Examples of public policy readily come to mind, and these policies can affect each person in hundreds of different ways. Public policy may be directly confronted, as in paying taxes, or may be largely forgotten, as in benefiting from tile fire and police protection provided by the taxes. Regardless of the public policy, "The study of public policy is, in a specialized way, the study of politics in society." Public policy is political in nature because it involves conflict and struggle among individuals and groups having conflicting desires.
Wilken, Marlene Karen, "Human Sexuality as Public Policy in the Omaha Public Schools: A Case Study" (1987). Student Work. 1826.
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