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

"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 c...

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Main Author: Smith, Catherine F. 1942-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2013.
Edition: 3rd ed.
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Summary: "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, or in any role concerned with public affairs. NEW TO THE THIRD EDITION: A new chapter on policy analysis and critical thinking An expanded chapter on writing More examples of sentence-level writing and revising in the writing sample commentaries Updated case studies and writing samples throughout" --Provided by publisher.
"Now in its third edition, Writing Public Policy is a practical, concise guide to writing and communicating in public policy processes. Designed 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. Catherine F. Smith presents a general method for planning, producing, and assessing communications in a variety of real-life contexts and situations of public policy work. New to the third edition: - A new chapter on policy evaluation and critical analysis of policy discourse - Updated and new cases, illustrations, scenarios, and samples - More samples by professionals - More on writing and critical thinking Hands-on and accessible, Writing Public Policy teaches know-how and techniques needed to effectively communicate in the democratic process of making public policy. It is a particularly 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. "--Provided by publisher.
Item Description: Includes index.
Physical Description: xxiv, 232 p. ; 21 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780199933921 (pbk.)
0199933928 (pbk.)