Public Policy making

Public Policy making

In the stages model of the policy process, policymakers identify a policy problem, propose a solution to address the problem, implement the solution, and evaluate its effectiveness. Yet, there seems to be an inherent assumption in the model that there’s a specifically identified solution to address the specific problem. In practice, the solution is derived from various elements influencing the policy process at all stages to achieve the specific policy goals of a particular influencer’s self-interest.

should policymakers be coerced into offering exacting solutions to specifically identified problems rather than coming up with ambiguous solutions with general policy goals?

For example, President Trump recently encouraged people to boycott the Harley Davidson motorcycle manufacturer because the company decided to move part of its operations overseas to avoid the subsquent tariffs created by the policy measures imposed by the Trump Administration (<link is hidden>

Does encouraging a boycott address the policy problem?

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