Glossary:Public policy

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Public policy
A purposeful course of action followed by governmental bodies and officials in dealing with a problem or a matter of public interestis a public policy. This includes government action, inaction, decisions and non-decisions, and it implies choices between competitive alternatives.
Public policy refers to the sum of content-related decisions, objectives and activities of those involved in the relevant political system (e.g. municipalities, state and federal level, European level).