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The general principles by which a government is guided in its management of public affairs, or the legislature in its measures. A general term used to describe all contracts of insurance.

As applied to a law, ordinance, or Rule of Law, the general purpose or tendency considered as directed to the welfare or prosperity of the state or community.


(Contract), noun agreement, arrangement, contractual obligation, contractual statement, insurance contract, legal document, mutual agreement, mutual underraking, obligation, pact, schedule, understanding
Associated concepts: insurance policy


(Plan of action), noun approach, consilium, course, course of action, course of conduct, doctrine, essablished order, fundamental principles, general guidelines, general principles, governing course of action, governing plan, governing principle, line, line of action, line of connuct, management, manner of proceeding, method, mode of management, party line, plan, plan of campaign, polity, prescribed form, principles, procedure, proposal, proposed action, proposition, rule of accion, scheme, stratagem, ways
Associated concepts: public policy
See also: course, direction, guide, platform, polity, practice, principle, procedure, process, program, rule, scheme, strategy, system

POLICY, PUBLIC. By public policy is meant that which the law encourages for the promotion of the public good.
     2. That which is against public policy is generally unlawful. For example, to restrain an individual from marrying, or from engaging in business, when the restraint is general, in the first case, to all persons, and, in the second, to all trades, business, or occupations. But if the restraint be only partial, as that Titius shall not marry Moevia, or that Caius shall not engage in a particular trade in a particular town or, place, the restraint is not against public policy,, and therefore valid. 1 Story, Eq. Jur. Sec. 274. See Newl. Contr. 472.

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As a result, there is evidence of both policy implementation and evaluation of this program, and thus the policy cycle is complete for both the NWTRPA and its funder, the NWT Sport and Recreation Council.
The policy cycle covers the period of development, implementation and evaluation of public policy, regardless the change in the ruling parties.
The relationship between provinces and the stage of invitation of NGOs in the policy cycle was statistically significant (Chi square = 16.
Many modern federal systems (including some authoritarian regimes) actively involve subnational governments to play a pivotal role in the policy cycle.
Owing to the complex and delicate policy cycle of the EEA, however, increased domestic interest in the EEA might hamper rather than assist the functioning of the EEA as it may reduce the flexibility of the EEA EFTA institutions.
Analytic case summaries were developed for each of the policy analyses, and the findings were organized according to the two stages of policy cycle (see Table 1).
DAY 6--Day 2 of the workshop: A guided workshop on Influencing Public Policy (What is Policy, the Policy Cycle & Being Strategic) was delivered to the group.
So-called "think tanks" have sometimes played an important role in shaping the political dialogue and the policy preferences and choices of decision-makers, but often in different ways and at different stages of the policy cycle.
These changes do not occur "within the timeframe of one policy cycle or the rule of one Cabinet, and take at least two or three generations to materialise.
TURNING POINT Expectations of a turning in the monetary policy cycle, with other developed markets starting to tighten, knocked Japanese government bonds lower.

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