There were several important themes in chapter 1. Here are a few quotes:
Policy-making and its subsequent implementation is necessary to deal with societal problems. (Janssen, 2015)
Policy-making is driven by the need to solve societal problems and should result in interventions to solve these societal problems. (Janssen, 2015)
Examples of societal problems are unemployment, pollution, water quality, safety, criminality, well-being, health, and immigration. (Janssen, 2015)
Select one of the above or any developments in chapter 1 and describe how that development can influence policy to solve a specific problem.
Use class materials or open web credible resources for this discussion. (Maximum 150 words, initial post latest by Thursday). References and in-text citations must be APA compliant. Please, respond substantially to a minimum of two colleagues’ posts.