Question Description

The topic for this week is comparative public policy. While the methods discussed in the textbook can be applied to any policy realm, I would like you to look at social welfare policy this week. I have listed three articles that discuss some of the differences in approaches to social welfare policy in the United States, Denmark, South Korea, and post-communist countries. For this week’s discussion board, I would like you to compare and contrast approaches to social welfare policy in these countries. You should discuss how the public views social welfare policy, how political leaders discuss welfare policy, major differences in which types of policies are preferred in the different countries, etc. Basically, I want you to use the example of social welfare policy to show how different factors within a country will influence the policy-making process.