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Writing Public Policy A Practical Guide to Communicating in the Policy-Making Process

ISBN-10: 0199933928
ISBN-13: 9780199933921
Edition: 3rd 2012
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Description: This book presents a general method for planning, producing, and assessing communications in a variety of real-life contexts and situations of public policy work. It explains the standards and functions of communication in policy making. It teaches  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/9/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

This book presents a general method for planning, producing, and assessing communications in a variety of real-life contexts and situations of public policy work. It explains the standards and functions of communication in policy making. It teaches the use of selected public policy communication genres and illustrates their practical use. In includes numerous, varied writing samples. It is a particularly useful writing guide for students preparing for careers in public administration, politics, government, law, public relations, nonprofit organization advocacy, journalism, public health, or any profession engaged in public process or concerned with public affairs.

Preface
Introduction: How to Use This Book
List of Writing Samples
Public Policy Making
Key Concepts
Milk Labeling
Budgeting
Summary and Preview
Reference
Further Reading
Communicating in the Process
Key Concepts
Cultural Context
Experience
Process into Product
General Method of Communicating in a Public Process
Two Checklists
Example
Summary and Preview
Further Reading
Definition: Frame the Problem
Key Concepts
How to Define a Policy Problem
Five Examples with Scenarios
Summary and Preview
References
Further Reading
Evaluation: Analyze and Advise
Key Concepts
Case: "Agroterrorism, the Threat to America's Breadbasket"
How to Analyze Policy and Policy Discourse
Three Examples
Summary and Preview
References
Further Reading
Legislative History: Know the Record
Key Concepts
How to Conduct Legislative Research and Write a Legislative History
General Tips for Using Government Information Libraries
Three Examples
Summary and Preview
References
Position Paper: Know the Arguments
Key Concept
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
Petitions and Proposals: Request Action or Propose Policy
Key Concepts
How to Petition for Action or Propose Policy on Behalf of a Group
Five Examples
Summary and Preview
References
Briefing Memo or Opinion Statement: Inform Policy Makers
Key Concepts
How to Inform Policy Makers in a Briefing Memo or Opinion Statement
Examples
Summary and Preview
Testimony: Witness in a Public Hearing
Key Concepts
How to Deliver Oral Testimony Based on a Written Statement
Develop a Testimony in Context
Two Examples with Scenarios
Summary and Preview
References
Written Public Comment: Influence Administration
Key Concept
How to Write a Public Comment
Four Examples with Scenarios
Summary and Preview
Conclusion Continuity and Change
Key Concepts
Summary and Looking Forward
References
Appendix: Public Policy Writing for the Web
Index

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