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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 career...

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Main Author: Smith, Catherine F. 1942-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2013
Edition: 3rd ed.
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Table of Contents:
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  • Introduction
  • List of Writing Samples
  • <strong>Chapter 1. Public Policy Making </strong>
  • Case 1: Milk Labeling
  • Case 2: State Budgeting
  • Summary and Preview
  • Reference
  • Further Reading
  • <strong>Chapter 2. Communication in the Process </strong>
  • Viewpoint 1: Cultural Context
  • Viewpoint 2: Experience
  • Viewpoint 3: Process into Product
  • Viewpoint 4: A General Method of Communicating in a Public Process
  • Two Checklists
  • Example
  • Summary and Preview
  • Further Reading
  • <strong>Chapter 3. Definition: Frame the Problem </strong>
  • How to Define a Policy Problem
  • Five Examples with Scenarios
  • Summary and Preview
  • References
  • <strong>Chapter 4. Evaluation: Analyze and Advise </strong>
  • Case: Food Supply Chain Security
  • How to Analyze Policy and Policy Discourse
  • Three Examples
  • Summary and Preview
  • References
  • Further Reading
  • <strong>Chapter 5. Legislative History: Know the Record </strong>
  • How to Conduct Legislative Research and Write a Legislative History
  • General Tips for Using Government Information Libraries
  • Three Examples
  • Summary and Preview
  • <strong>Chapter 6. Position Paper: Know the Arguments </strong>
  • 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
  • <strong>Chapter 7. Petitions and Proposals: Request Action or Propose Policy </strong>
  • How to Petition for Action or Propose Policy on Behalf of a Group
  • Five Examples
  • Summary and Preview
  • References
  • <strong>Chapter 8. Briefing Memo or Opinion Statement: Inform Policy Makers </strong>
  • How to Inform Policy Makers in a Briefing Memo or Opinion Statement
  • Two Examples
  • Summary and Preview
  • <strong>Chapter 9. Testimony: Witness in a Public Hearing </strong>
  • How to Deliver Oral Testimony Based on a Written Statement
  • Develop a Testimony in Context
  • Two Examples with Scenarios
  • Summary and Preview
  • References
  • <strong>Chapter 10. Written Public Comment: Influence Administration </strong>
  • How to Write a Public Comment
  • Four Examples with Scenarios
  • Summary and Preview
  • <strong>Conclusion: Continuity and Change </strong>
  • Summary and Looking Forward
  • References
  • Appendix: Public Policy Writing for the Web
  • Index.