Politics is an arena in which societies make collective decisions about priorities and policies, and government is the focus of political activity. Recent years have seen a decline in the public’s trust in government and policy making.
How does public policy affect our everyday lives? What kinds of controls are in place to ensure the safety of our water? Food? Communities? What about schools—what controls are in place to ensure quality? Explore the role of government in our everyday lives. In addition, polarization among the parties has sharpened. How do these trends affect the ability of our government to make good policy?