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. Paolo Parise:

    Brazil is giving them a piece of paper (a visa), but there is no public policy of integration.

  2. The EPA:

    We stand behind our study and our public policy, and we are confident in our work to protect Bristol Bay.

  3. Ben Neumann:

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

  4. Craig Holman:

    Clearly they're not disclosing everything, money was being spent to influence State Department public policy and we are oblivious to that.

  5. Helen Clark:

    By firmly placing disaster risk reduction at the center of the design and implementation of public policy, development becomes risk-informed.

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