What does public policy mean?

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  1. public policy(Noun)

    The set of policies (laws, plans, actions, behaviors) of a government; plans and methods of action that govern that society; a system of laws, courses of action, and priorities directing a government action.


  1. Public policy

    Public policy is the principled guide to action taken by the administrative executive branches of the state with regard to a class of issues in a manner consistent with law and institutional customs. In general, the foundation is the pertinent national and substantial constitutional law and implementing legislation such as the US Federal code. Further substrates include both judicial interpretations and regulations which are generally authorized by legislation. Other scholars define it as a system of "courses of action, regulatory measures, laws, and funding priorities concerning a given topic promulgated by a governmental entity or its representatives." Public policy is commonly embodied "in constitutions, legislative acts, and judicial decisions." In the United States, this concept refers not only to the result of policies, but more broadly to the decision-making and analysis of governmental decisions. As an academic discipline, public policy is studied by professors and students at public policy schools of major universities throughout the country. The U.S. professional association of public policy practitioners, researchers, scholars, and students is the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Public Policy

    A course or method of action selected, usually by a government, from among alternatives to guide and determine present and future decisions.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of public policy in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of public policy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ben Neumann:

    As the Saudis have (now) shown, an active, transparent response is not just good public health, it is good public policy.

  2. David Ripley:

    From a public health perspective, policymakers should recognize the increased cost associated with these individuals and respond with the appropriate public policy.

  3. Outgoing Chief Executive Hereda:

    My personal opinion? I am against it, there's still room for a fully-owned state bank in Brazil and the need for a public policy agent to preserve equilibrium in the system is huge.

  4. Camille Paglia:

    A serious problem in America is the gap between academe and the mass media, which is our culture. Professors of humanities, with all their leftist fantasies, have little direct knowledge of American life and no impact whatever on public policy.

  5. Ira Mehlman:

    It is simply bad public policy to be spending public funds at a time when everyone is strapped for cash and cannot fund the money for vital services. Even if they are relatively small funders, they are directing much-needed resources from schools and roads to meet the political desires of lawmakers.

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