Public Policymaking in a Democratic Society

Public Policymaking in a Democratic Society : A Guide to Civic Engagement

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This book provides a "macro" overview of public policymaking as well the "micro" level knowledge that enables ordinary citizens, both individually and collectively, to become involved in public policymaking. It combines a bird's eye view of political institutions, processes, and relationships with a "how-to" approach to civic engagement. Each chapter includes a policy case study, a student project, and discussion questions. Designed as a service-learning supplement for courses in public policy and American or local government, for fieldwork courses and internships, and for teacher training, the book will be equally useful in any organized effort to foster community service and civic responsibility.
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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 162.1 x 228.1 x 14mm | 317.52g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • glossary, index
  • 0765610558
  • 9780765610553

Table of contents

1. The Public Policy Process and How It Relates to Our Lives; 2. Identifying Public Policy Issues; 3. Developing a Public Policy Proposal: Inventing the Better Lightbulb; 4. Taking Action in the Political World: How to Advocate a Public Policy; 5. Implementation: Carrying Out Decisions and Making Them Stick; 6. Evaluation: Does the Policy Maks Sense? 7. Participation, Politics, and Policymaking: Putting It Together; Appendix A: Glossary; Appendix B: Recommended Government Documents; Appendix C: Recommended Reading; Appendix D: Recommended Web Sites
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