How To Bring The “Public” Back Into “Public Policy”
We often use terms such as “public interest”, “public sector”, “public opinion” etc. However, first, it is important to understand the very concept of ‘public’ for a discussion in public policy. The public sector comprises human activity, which requires governmental intervention or joint action. The term “policy” as explained by David Easton,a Canadian-born American political scientist, is the “output” of the “public policy”, and the political system is “the authoritative allocation of values for the whole society”.