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Politics of Public Policy

Published Jun 06, 2023
Updated Sep 20, 2023

Public Policy is any action that affects the lives of citizens. However, the process is a complicated one which begins by developing and understanding of the context under which the situation emerged. Next, one needs to understand the reasons behind the issue gaining prominence and understanding the sources, tools, institutions, and people behind it. Thus, what follows is an interaction of various events, variables, resources, and other socio-economic and political factors. This is where the politics of public policy comes into play. It is both an art and a science that requires an astute understanding of the motivations of each actor and their possible actions and reactions. By navigating these complexities, policymakers can ensure that public policy decisions are informed and effective in improving the lives of citizens.

Dhruva Mathur

Academic Coordinator, ISPP