What is Policy?
 
Sherri Torjman, September 2005
 

This paper was written to support the work of community initiatives interested in policy development.  A public policy is a deliberate decision that provides guidance for addressing identified objectives and concerns.  The formulation of public policy can be understood as a process of making good decisions for the public good.


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