Public policy is an appropriate topic with which to close this book, since it concerns the outcomes of the political process. The core purpose of government is to manage and address the needs of society. The approaches that governments adopt and the actions they take (or avoid) to address those needs collectively constitute their policies, and are the product of the political processes examined throughout the preceding chapters. Where political science examines the organization and structure of the political factory, policy analysis looks at how policy is formed, at the influences on policy, and at the results of different policy options.
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