Writing Public Policy

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

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Writing Public Policy is a practical, concise guide to writing and communicating in the public policy processes. Intended to help students understand and perform common types of communication used in solving public problems, this text explains the standards and functions of communicating in the public sector and teaches the use of selected public policy communication genres. A useful tool for any student preparing for a career in politics, government, public relations, law, public policy, journalism, social work, public health, or in any role concerned with public affairs, this text teaches skills and techniques needed to effectively communicate in the democratic process of making public policy.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 222 pages
  • 137.16 x 205.74 x 12.7mm | 249.47g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • figures
  • 0195379829
  • 9780195379822
  • 492,540

Table of contents

PREFACE ; INTRODUCTION: HOW TO USE THIS BOOK ; LIST OF WRITING SAMPLES ; 1. Public Policy Making ; KEY CONCEPTS ; CASE: MILK LABELING ; CASE: BUDGETING ; FIGURE 1 THE PUBLIC POLICY CYCLE ; SUMMARY AND PREVIEW ; REFERENCES ; FURTHER READING ; 2. Communication in the Process ; KEY CONCEPTS ; CULTURAL CONTEXT: ACTORS, ROLES, AND COMMUNICATION PRACTICES ; A GENERAL METHOD OF COMMUNICATING IN A PUBLIC PROCESS ; TWO CHECKLISTS ; SUMMARY AND PREVIEW ; REFERENCE ; FURTHER READING ; 3. Definition: Frame the Problem ; KEY CONCEPTS ; HOW TO DEFINE A POLICY PROBLEM ; PURPOSE A: GET A PROBLEM ONTO THE PUBLIC AGENDA BY ADVOCACY ; THREE EXAMPLES WITH SCENARIOS ; PURPOSE B: AID POLICY CHOICE BY ANALYSIS OF SOLUTIONS ; TWO EXAMPLES ; SUMMARY AND PREVIEW ; REFERENCES ; 4. Legislative History: Know the Record ; KEY CONCEPTS ; HOW TO CONDUCT LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH AND WRITE A LEGISLATIVE HISTORY ; THREE EXAMPLES ; SUMMARY AND PREVIEW ; 5. Position Paper: Know the Arguments ; KEY CONCEPTS ; HOW TO ARGUE IN A POSITION PAPER ; TWO EXAMPLES ; SUMMARY AND PREVIEW ; REFERENCE ; FURTHER READING ; 6. Petitions and Proposals: Request Action or Propose Policy ; KEY CONCEPT ; HOW TO ASK FOR ACTION OR PROPOSE POLICY ON BEHALF OF A GROUP ; FOUR EXAMPLES ; SUMMARY AND PREVIEW ; REFERENCES ; 7. Briefing Memo or Opinion Statement: Inform Policy Makers ; KEY CONCEPTS ; HOW TO INFORM POLICY MAKERS IN A BRIEFING MEMO OR OPINION STATEMENT ; TWO EXAMPLES ; SUMMARY AND PREVIEW ; 8. Testimony: Witness In a Public Hearing ; KEY CONCEPTS ; HOW TO DELIVER ORAL TESTIMONY BASED ON A WRITTEN STATEMENT ; TWO EXAMPLES WITH SCENARIOS ; SUMMARY AND PREVIEW ; REFERENCES ; 9. Written Public Comment: Influence Administration ; KEY CONCEPT ; HOW TO WRITE A PUBLIC COMMENT ; THREE EXAMPLES WITH SCENARIOS ; SUMMARY AND PREVIEW ; CONCLUSION: CONTINUITY AND CHANGE ; KEY CONCEPTS ; SUMMARY AND PREVIEW ; REFERENCES ; APPENDIX: WRITING FOR THE INTERNET ; INDEXshow more

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