Writing Public Policy: A Practical Guide to Communicating in the Policy-Making Process by Catherine F. SmithWriting Public Policy: A Practical Guide to Communicating in the Policy-Making Process by Catherine F. Smith

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

byCatherine F. Smith

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In Writing Public Policy, Fourth 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 forcareers in politics, government, public relations, law, public policy, journalism, social work, public health, or in any role related to public affairs.

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Catherine F. Smith is Professor Emerita of English at East Carolina University and Adjunct Professor of Public Policy at The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. She was founding director of Bucknell University's Writing Program and Writing Center. She has taught undergraduate and graduate students of writing, rhetoric, communi...
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Title:Writing Public Policy: A Practical Guide to Communicating in the Policy-Making ProcessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 8.19 × 5.51 × 0.39 inPublished:October 21, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroduction: How to Use This BookList of Writing SamplesProcesses1. Public Policy Making2. CommunicatingPractices3. Definition: Frame the Problem4. Evaluation: Analyze and Advise5. Legislative History: Know the Record6. Position Paper: Know the Arguments7. Petition, Proposal, Letter: Request Action8. Briefing, Opinion, Resolution: Inform Policy Makers9. Testimony: Witness in a Public Hearing10. Public Comment: Influence AdministrationConclusion: What Public Policy Writing MeansPrinciplesAppendix A: Writing ClearlyAppendix B: Interpreting Data to Support Policy ArgumentIndex

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"This is a great book that is accessible for instructors and students at all levels because it provides real-life examples and scenarios from a variety of policy-related areas. What is great about the book is that a student can see and learn from the numerous examples." --John Scott, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill