Policy

  • (noun): A line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government.
    Example: "They debated the policy or impolicy of the proposed legislation"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on policy:

Irish War Of Independence - Course of The War - Violence Spreads
... So far as the mass of people are concerned, the policy of the day is not active but a passive policy ... Their policy is not so much to attack the Government as to ignore it and to build up a new government by its side ...
Industrial Policy - Criticism
... The main criticism against industrial policy arises from the concept of government failure ... Industrial policy is seen as harmful as governments lack the required information, capabilities and incentives to successfully determine whether the benefits of promoting certain sectors above others ... vested interests, leading to industrial policy would only supporting rent-seeking the political elite, while distorting the efficient allocation of ...
Investment Policy - Policy Drivers
... Investment policy in many nations is tied to immigration policy, either due to a desire to prevent human capital flight by forcing investors to keep local assets in local investments, or by a desire to attract ... of such joint immigration-investment policy is that they encourage organized crime by providing incentive for money-laundering and safe places for "bosses" to ...
Virgin Australia - Controversies
... In May 2006 a controversy arose over Virgin Blue's policy with regard to passengers with disabilities ... Former Chief Executive Brett Godfrey affirmed the policy of the company that passengers who were "unable to look after themselves on board should ... Equal Opportunity Commission, Virgin Blue backed down from this policy, agreeing to limit it to passengers weighing over 130 kg ...
Dean Acheson - Cold War Diplomacy
... Acheson devised the policy and wrote Truman's 1947 request to Congress for aid to Greece and Turkey, a speech which stressed the dangers of ... for containment, first formulated by George Kennan, who served as the head of Acheson's Policy Planning Staff ... of NATO was a dramatic departure from historic American foreign policy goals of avoiding any "entangling alliances." ...

More definitions of "policy":

  • (noun): A plan of action adopted by an individual or social group.
    Example: "It was a policy of retribution"; "a politician keeps changing his policies"
  • (noun): Written contract or certificate of insurance.
    Example: "You should have read the small print on your policy"
    Synonyms: insurance policy, insurance

Famous quotes containing the word policy:

    The Oregon [matter] and the annexation of Texas are now all- important to the security and future peace and prosperity of our union, and I hope there are a sufficient number of pure American democrats to carry into effect the annexation of Texas and [extension of] our laws over Oregon. No temporizing policy or all is lost.
    Andrew Jackson (1767–1845)

    In considering the policy to be adopted for suppressing the insurrection, I have been anxious and careful that the inevitable conflict for this purpose shall not degenerate into a violent and remorseless revolutionary struggle.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

    Letting a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools of thought contend is the policy for promoting the progress of the arts and the sciences and a flourishing culture in our land.
    Mao Zedong (1893–1976)