Texas Politics
The Policy Making Process
Policy Making and Policy Implementation
Policy Making diagram.
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Policy making is a cyclical process. It begins in the agenda setting stage with recognition and definition of a significant public problem and an organized call to government action. In response, the legislative and bureacratic machinery of government may formulate, adopt, and implement a strategy for addressing the problem. Analysis of policy effectiveness in turn often reveals shortcomings in formulation or implementation or new problems to add to the policy agenda.