Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Becoming an Effective Policy Advocate / Edition 7

Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Becoming an Effective Policy Advocate / Edition 7

by Bruce S. Jansson
     
 


Jansson's BECOMING AN EFFECTIVE POLICY ADVOCATE teaches you the ins and outs of conducting policy-practice in order to prepare you to implement policy reform during your own career. The seventh edition's coverage includes discussion of such events and issues as Barack Obama's presidency, the Occupy Wall Street movement, the Arab Spring, and more. By going beyond… See more details below

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Jansson's BECOMING AN EFFECTIVE POLICY ADVOCATE teaches you the ins and outs of conducting policy-practice in order to prepare you to implement policy reform during your own career. The seventh edition's coverage includes discussion of such events and issues as Barack Obama's presidency, the Occupy Wall Street movement, the Arab Spring, and more. By going beyond the traditional foundational approach to policy, this groundbreaking text helps you develop the skills you need to become an advocate for social change. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781285064079
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/07/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
213,129
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.10(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 ENGAGING IN 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 in the Policy-Enacting Task. 11. Developing Political Strategy and Putting It Into Action in the Policy-Enacting Task. 12. Engaging in Ballot-Based Policy Advocacy. Part VI: TROUBLESHOOTING AND ASSESSING POLICIES. 13. Troubleshooting the Implementation of Policies in Task 7. 14. Toward Evidence-Based Policy During Task 8.

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