Making and using rules
Making and using rules

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Making and using rules

4 Part C How to make rules work

4.1 Introduction

We have looked at the way in which policy informs the development of rules, and you have had an opportunity to develop your reasoning skills by applying your understanding of a set of rules to some factual situations. One of the issues which came out of Part B was that sometimes in applying rules the language in which the rules are written makes it difficult to know exactly what is meant. In Part C we will be looking at this problem in a little more detail. In particular, we will be looking at some of the issues that arise when making (‘formulating’) rules, and the difficulties that arise when rules are too specific or too general.

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