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.
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 299 g
Dimensions: 211 x 144 x 12 mm
Edition: 4th Revised edition
This book provides a more practical and professionally oriented approach to writing for public policy, which will be beneficial to those who engage in the policy process... It serves as a tool for helping readers participate in the policy process. The strength of the book is that it doesn't get bogged down in theoretical musings, but provides a clear-cut approach to communicating within the policy process. * Marcus D. Mauldin, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
I would describe Writing Public Policy as an essential foundation in policy writing that explains (via detailed instruction) and demonstrates (through cases) the what, why, and how of policy communication. * Kimberly Ratcliff, Ohio State University
Writing Public Policy provides a useful pairing of writing instruction with examples that are not just examples for the sake of having examples. This guide matches well with a more traditional text on public policy and provides practical advice on how to prepare policy arguments. * Jonathan Rogers, New York University - Abu Dhabi
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