public policy


: government policies that affect the whole population
a study of public policy

Examples of public policy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Foreign Affairs Open House connects prospective students directly with representatives at top programs in international affairs, public policy, diplomacy, and political science–all from the comfort of your home, office, smartphone, or tablet. Foreign Affairs, 6 Feb. 2024 Much of the debate about climate issues, and current public policy, is dominated by name calling rather than rational thought or real science. Gillian Brassil, Sacramento Bee, 5 Feb. 2024 According to the latest available data from the Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy organization in Washington D.C., roughly 30,200 more people with advanced degrees left California than arrived in 2021. Harriet Blair Rowan, The Mercury News, 18 Jan. 2024 The rest of the money will be used for other purposes, including developing an academic focus on public policy and democracy and improving student housing, a sore point in recent years among Spelman students. Jeff Amy, Fortune, 18 Jan. 2024 The rest is beyond Eversource’s control: 55% is supply, 6% is public policy and 13% is transmission. Mark Pazniokas, Hartford Courant, 2 Jan. 2024 French public policy focuses on promoting French national identity as a means of integrating its minority populations. Chris Massaro, Fox News, 14 Jan. 2024 Right-wing politicos unwilling or unable to even feign interest in making public policy scurried to get in front of this parade. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 4 Jan. 2024 Unelected officials such as Anthony Fauci were given control over public policy and implemented changes that were damaging to American society. WSJ, 21 Nov. 2023 See More

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“Public policy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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