The political system is an assembly of organizations and activities that connect together government, politics, and public policy. There are many components that construct the political system into a cycle. It begins with the people. People do not always agree on the right course of action that should be taken when a political issue develops. For instance, Question Two, which would give constitutional protection to the state s current definition of marriage as being only between a man and a woman (Section B of the Review Journal), a political issue that will be posted on the November ballot. It is then taken to the linkage institutions.
Linkage institutions are the media, elections, political parties, and interest groups. With the issue of gay marriages in Nevada, political parities and interest groups will campaign to get their issue high on the governments policy agenda and to sway peoples decisions the way they want them to vote. If the group or party is for the right for gays to get married in Nevada they will put in an abundant amount of effort to get it passed; and vise versa. Policy agenda is the next part in the cycle of the political system. Policy agenda is the myriad of problems or subjects that the government is paying attention to at any given time. The government will decide if the issue of gay marriages in Nevada has a high priority to be presented to the policymakers, the core of the political system.
Using material from Item 2B and elsewhere, assess sociological views of the impact of government policies and laws on family life (24 marks) Social policies are laws made by the state to bring a change to society. As stated in item 2B different political policies have different ideologies and agendas that they will try and reinforce through the family. One example of a social policy is The Family ...
The policymakers, Congress, the President, courts, and the Bureaucracy, review what is on the policy agenda, elect some of the issues for application, and make a public policy. If Question Two is passed by the poilcymakers gay rights to marriage will not be allowed or the policymakers could decide that the question will go the other way and gay marriages will be allowed. Onc a decision is made the policy is implemented. After it has been implemented it goes the policy impact stage. Policy impact is the outcome that the policy has had on the people. The people then send judgment back to the linkage institutions and the process starts all over again..