Public policy covers a wide range of rules, regulations, and guidelines formulated by governments to solve problems that have an impact on the society and the general public.As such, there is a wide range of topics included in public policy research, anything from civil/human rights to tax reforms.
When research public policy topics, it is important to remember that there are many stakeholders with their own agendas and interpretations. There are instances where biases or discrimination coming from intentional, unintentional, a result of institutional barriers, or other reasons. That being said, understanding where discrimination comes from and why is an important part of public policy research. Here are a few resources to get your started: