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Writing public policy : a practical guide to communicating in the policy-making process

Author: Catherine F Smith
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2013.
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"In Writing Public Policy, Third Edition, Catherine F. Smith presents a general method for planning, producing, assessing, and critically analyzing communications in a variety of real-life public policy contexts and situations. This practical, concise guide is ideal for students preparing for careers in politics, government, public relations, law, public policy, journalism, social work, public health, public safety,
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine F Smith
ISBN: 9780199933921 0199933928
OCLC Number: 794603931
Description: xxiv, 232 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction: How to Use This Book --
List of Writing Samples --
Chapter 1. Public Policy Making --
Case 1: Milk Labeling --
Case 2: Budgeting --
Summary and Preview --
Reference --
Further Reading --Chapter 2. Communicating in the Process --
Viewpoint 1: Cultural Context --
Viewpoint 2: Experience --
Viewpoint 3: Process into Product --
Viewpoint 4: General Method of Communicating in a Public Process --
Two Checklists --
Example --
Summary and Preview --
Further Reading --
Chapter 3. Definition: Frame the Problem --
How to Define a Policy Problem --
Five Examples with Scenarios --
Summary and Preview --
References --
Further Readings --
Chapter 4. Evaluation: Analyze and Advise --
Case: "Agroterrorism, the Threat to America's Breadbasket" --
How to Analyze Policy and Policy Discourse --
Three Examples --
Summary and Preview --
References --
Further Reading --
Chapter 5. Legislative History: Know the Record --
How to Conduct Legislative Research and Write a Legislative History --
General Tips for Using Government Information Libraries --
Three Examples --
Summary and Preview --
References --
Chapter 6. Position Paper: Know the Arguments --
How to Argue in a Position Paper --
Example --
Outline of the Argument to Expand the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) in the United States --
Summary and Preview --
Reference --
Further Reading --
Chapter 7. Petitions and Proposals: Request Action or Propose Policy --
How to Petition for Action or Propose Policy on Behalf of a Group --
Five Examples --
Summary and Preview --
References --
Chapter 8. Briefing Memo or Opinion Statement: Inform Policy Makers --
How to Inform Policy Makers in a Briefing Memo or Opinion Statement --
Examples --
Summary and Preview --
Chapter 9. Testimony: Witness in a Public Hearing --
How to Deliver Oral Testimony Based on a Written Statement --
Develop a Testimony in Context --
Two Examples with Scenarios --
Summary and Preview --
References --
Chapter 10. Written Public Comment: Influence Administration --
How to Write a Public Comment --
Four Examples with Scenarios --
Summary and Preview --
Conclusion: Continuity and Change --
Summary and Looking Forward --
References --
Appendix: Public Policy Writing for the Web --
Index.
Responsibility: Catherine F. Smith.
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