Identify who the various actors are in the
process of policy making.
b) Explain the idealistic model of complete
rationality and describe why critics suggest that the
model is unattainable, exploring the concepts of bounded
rationality, “satisficing,” and “incrementalism.”
c) Discuss the limitations that cause incrementalism
and explain the difference between the “root” and “branch”
methods of policy decision making,including the advantages
and disadvantages of each.
d) Discuss the public choice framework proposed by
Charles Tiebout and the concept of citizens “voting with
e) Discuss the challenges to Tiebout’s model and the
shortcomings of citizens as efficient policymakers.
f) Discuss the institutional rational choice in
contrast with the public choice framework.
g) Despite all of these competing frameworks,
explain where we are left as far as how public policy is
molded and how heuristics have become the standard.