Public policy impacts upon our lives every single day, both in our private lives (affecting the things that we do at home) and public lives (for example, at work). Public policy isn’t only directed at us but is created to regulate the way in which individuals, organizations or states interact with each other in domestic polities and international society. As such, a fundamental area of investigation in Political Science, and to a lesser degree IR, is the way in which public decision-making takes place, and how the outcomes of those decisions are implemented. One of the ways in which we do this is through policy analysis.
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