Sample Management Paper on Public Policy Development

Public development policy is a set of actions that the government implements to address a given problem that impacts the community. The central role of the public sector is to achieve and draft public policies through broader engagement with the community (Antony, 2013). Therefore this paper will seek to understand the concept of the unfair influence of the special interest groups on the local level based on the public policy development.

Special Interest groups involve the associations of people and organizations in an attempt of influencing the public in its favor through lobbying the government members’ policies. The influence of special interest groups is not a corrupt act, but it is a crucial component of the decision-making process (Antony, 2013). However, unreasonable interest groups influence administrative corruption for favoring specific interest groups at the expense of public interest.

Transparency, however, is crucial in ensuring that policymakers do not give preferential treatment to particular interest groups.

The concept of unfair treatment also applies at the local levels. The best example was that of James Madison who had warned against the dangers of factions’ minorities who organized on the issues that they felt were strongly affecting them. But according to Madison, limiting the problems was, however, worse than facing the evils that they were likely to cause (Jeffrey, 2009). Therefore, the limitations violated the individual freedom. Instead of using the natural ways to control the factions and letting them compete and flourish against each other.

Some measures have been taken by North Carolina Gamefowl Breeders Association in increasing transparency and accountability hence avoiding unnecessary and other forms of unfair influence. The measures include; freedom of information, asset disclosure and competition (Jeffrey, 2009). Interest groups play fundamental roles in representing corporate interests, individuals and the public before the government.

Special interest groups play a significant role that involves informing the lawmakers on the public issues, monitoring government actions as well as promoting policies that are beneficial to their interests at the federal, state, and local levels. Therefore, the measures supported a successful effort in controlling unfair influence at the local level.

 

References

Antony, J. N. (2013). Interest groups in American politics.  Routledge: New York.

Jeffrey, M. B. & Clyde W. (2009). The interest Group society. New York: Pearson.