The local dimension of public policy
Different models of public policy, local politics and the institutional leadership in processes where aggregation is associated with a coalition of interests, are part of the current debate on public policy. The author refers to the forms of participation and the concept of the „ladder of participation.” Designs of such ladders illustrate the division of relations between the local authority and the community into two types: non-interactive and interactive. In addition to the possible „mosaic models” representing a result of a combination of various elements taken from other solutions, mostly stemming from the lack of a clear pattern of political culture and axiological order in society, indicated are three basic types of an ideal system of public policy and government at the local level, which summarize the concept of the state — the system in terms of the model: the core; organic; network. Detailed comparisons of aspects of public policy at the local level must take into account a number of different indicators and a clear separation of functions when determining the strategic objectives and those that are associated with current management.