Social issue & policy

Asked May 13, 2014, 1:23 PM EDT

How does any social issue become a new policy?

1 Response

I wish I had a simple answer but unfortunately there isn't one as it depends on the context of the issue, what the policy arena it fall into and the political climate around the issue. I would ask if you had a specific social issue in mind or if you are thinking on a specific level such as local, state or federal?
If the social issue is at a community level I think that identifying stakeholders and possible policy champions are key in advocating policy development or change.