Becoming an Effective Policy Advocate / Edition 6

Becoming an Effective Policy Advocate / Edition 6

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by Bruce S. Jansson
     
 

Now in its sixth edition, BECOMING AN EFFECTIVE POLICY ADVOCATE continues to embrace the policy-practice framework that made it a success while including coverage of important recent developments in the field. This groundbreaking text goes beyond the traditional foundational approach to policy and helps students develop the skills they need to become advocates for

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Now in its sixth edition, BECOMING AN EFFECTIVE POLICY ADVOCATE continues to embrace the policy-practice framework that made it a success while including coverage of important recent developments in the field. This groundbreaking text goes beyond the traditional foundational approach to policy and helps students develop the skills they need to become advocates for social change. Students are taught the ins-and-outs of conducting policy-practice so that they will be prepared to implement policy reform during their own careers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495812395
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
03/15/2010
Series:
SW 323K Social Welfare Programs, Policies, and Issues Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. PART I. BECOMING MOTIVATED TO BECOME A POLICY ADVOCATE AND A LEADER. 1. Joining a Tradition of Social Reform. 2. Articulating Four Rationales for Participating in Policy Advocacy. PART II. SURMOUNTING CYNICISM BY DEVELOPING POLICY-ADVOCACY SKILLS. 3. Obtaining Skills and Competencies for Policy Advocacy. PART III. NAVIGATING THE ECOLOGY OF POLICY IN THE U.S. AND A GLOBAL WORLD. 4. Understanding the Ecology of Policy in Governmental, Electoral, Community, and Agency Settings. 5. Expanding Policy Advocacy Across National Borders. PART IV. COMMITTING TO PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS THROUGH BUILDING AGENDAS AND POLICY ANALYSIS. 6. Committing to an Issue: Building Agendas. 7. Analyzing Problems in the First Step of Policy Analysis. 8. Developing Policy Proposals in Second, Third, and Fourth Steps of Policy Analysis. 9. Presenting and Defending Policy Proposals in the Fifth and Sixth Steps of Policy Analysis. PART V. ADVOCATING FOR CHANGE. 10. Developing and Using Power. 11. Developing Political Strategy and Putting It Into Action. 12. Engaging in Ballot-Based Policy Advocacy. PART VI. TROUBLESHOOTING AND ASSESSING POLICIES. 13. Troubleshooting Policies. 14. Toward Evidence-Based Policy.

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