Writing Public Policy: A Practical Guide to Communicating in the Policy Making Process, 3rd Edition

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9780199933921: Writing Public Policy: A Practical Guide to Communicating in the Policy Making Process, 3rd Edition

In Writing Public Policy, Third 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 for careers in politics, government, public relations, law, public policy, journalism, social work, public health, public safety, or in any role concerned with public affairs.

NEW TO THE THIRD EDITION:

* A new chapter on policy analysis and critical thinking

* An expanded chapter on writing

* More examples of sentence-level writing and revising in the writing sample commentaries

* Updated case studies and writing samples throughout

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About the Author:


Catherine F. Smith is Professor Emerita of English at East Carolina University and Adjunct Professor of Public Policy at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Review:


"This is the best written and most accessible textbook on legislative communication. Straddling the forum and the Internet, this elegant, comprehensive, and useful guide is an ideal primer for our digital democracy."--Anthony Di Renzo, Ithaca College


"The ideal choice for undergraduate and graduate courses in public policy and public administration. Smith effectively reviews the policymaking process and applies timely and well-informed case studies."--Thomas J. Vicino, Northeastern University


"Students will take away professional writing skills that will serve them well in any work setting. The text provides samples of testimony, memos, and other types of policy writing on timely topics that are useful for undergraduates, graduate students, and practitioners alike."--Jennifer Jackman, Salem State University


"Writing Public Policy is the perfect blend of theory with practical advice. I only wish that I had this book thirty years ago when I began my Federal career. I highly recommend it to any individual planning a career in local, state, or Federal government. This book presents an honest, accurate assessment of communicating in the public policy environment. It is definitely a must-have reference book."--Lynda Deaton, former Manager, Executive Operations, Federal Aviation Administration, and current Master's Degree candidate, Professional and Technical Communication, East CarolinaUniversity


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