Foreign Public Policy Essays

689 Words Jan 12th, 2015 3 Pages
Foreign Public Policy Analysis
Directions: Choose one specific foreign policy issue in American government and complete a public policy analysis of how the problem was addressed.
Stage I Agenda Setting: How did this issue arrive on the public policy agenda? Identify specific linkage institutions and describe their roles and influence in placing this issue on the policy agenda. The Ebola virus was first discovered in the year 1976 in Africa. Since then, there have been countless outbreaks of this virus documented in several different countries across Africa. The issue of the Ebola virus first arrived on the public policy agenda in the year of 2014. In march of this year, there was an outbreak in west Africa.

Stage II Policy Formulation:
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Any who were at high risk or some risk had to have daily check ups from health officials for a total of 21 days straight. These policies showed to be very effective at containing the disease and preventing it from spreading. I would characterize these policies as true reform.

Stage V Policy Change: Based on what you learned in the evaluation of the policy, is it necessary to revise the policy? Why or why not? In your opinion, what would have to happen for the policy to change? Basing my analysis on what I've previously learned about the policies, I believe it would be necessary to constantly check and revise the policies on Ebola. These revisions would help to make any improvements to the system possible and ensure the highest regulations on safety for the general public would be set.

Stage VI Policy Termination: Should this public policy be ended? What factors would lead to termination of this public policy? Who has the most to gain from maintaining the policy and who has the most to lose?
I do not believe at all that these public policies should be stopped or terminated. These policies were set in place to keep the deadly virus from west Africa from spreading throughout the United
States. It is solely for the purpose of keeping the general public safe and controlling the epidemic.

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