A.P. Government17 cards

Tagged as: government, criminal justic, law, act, medical, medicine

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public policy

an intentional course of action followed by government in dealing with some problem or matter of concern

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agenda

a set of issues to be discussed or given attention

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systemic agenda

all public issues that are viewed as requiring government attention; a discussion agenda

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govermental (institutional) agenda

the changing list of issues to which governments beleive they should address themselves

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agenda setting

the constant process of forming the list of issues to be adressed by the government

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policy formulation

the crafting of appropriate and acceptable proposed courses of action to ameliorate or resolve public problems

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policy adoption

the approval of a policy proposed by the people with the requisite authority

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policy implementation

the process of carrying out public policy through governmental agencies and the courts

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policy evaluation

the process of determining wheteher a course of action is acheiving its intended goals

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social security act

a 1935 law that established old-age insurance (social security) and assistance for the needy, children, and others, and unemployment insurance

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non-means based program

program such as social security where benefits are provided irrespective of the income or means of the recipents

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means-tested program

Income security program intended to assist those whose incomes fall below a designated level

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entitlement program

Income security program to which all those meeting eligibilty criteria are entitled

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medicare

the federal program established in the Lyndon B. Johnson administration that provides medical care to elderly Social Security recipients

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medicaid

An expansion of Medicare, this program subsidizes medical care for the poor

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Clean air act of 1970

the law that established the primary standards for air quality in the United States. A revised version was passed in 1990

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global warming

the increase in global temperatures due to carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels such as coal and oil