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Writing Public Policy 4th ed

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ISBN13: 9780199388578
Published: October 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press USA
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Paperback
Price: £20.99



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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.

This book presents a general method for planning, producing, and assessing communications in varied 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. It teaches critical thinking and language awareness. It includes numerous writing samples. It prepares students for careers in politics, government, law, public administration, public relations, nonprofit organization advocacy, journalism, public health, or any profession engaged in public process or concerned with public affairs. It is a lively, useful manual of practice for real-world communicators.

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Subjects:
Other Jurisdictions , USA
Contents:
Preface
Introduction: How to Use This Book
List of Writing Samples
Processes
Chapter 1 Public Policy Making
Chapter 2 Communicating Practices
Chapter 3 Definition: Frame the Problem
Chapter 4 Evaluation: Analyze and Advise
Chapter 5 Legislative History: Know the Record
Chapter 6 Position Paper: Know the Arguments
Chapter 7 Petition, Proposal, Letter: Request Action
Chapter 8 Briefing, Opinion, Resolution: Inform Policy Makers
Chapter 9 Testimony: Witness in a Public Hearing
Chapter 10 Public Comment: Influence Administration
Conclusion: What Public Policy Writing Means
Principles
Appendix A: Writing Clearly
Appendix B: Interpreting Data to Support Policy Argument
Index