Journals Higher Education



Published: 16 July 2018

248 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190854232

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Writing Public Policy

A Practical Guide to Communicating in the Policy Making Process

Fifth Edition

Catherine F. Smith

  • Marshalls illustrations and scenarios from policy workplaces and the writer's experience
  • Incorporates and analyzes writing samples by professionals, students, and citizens
  • Offers a general method for communicating in policy work, with checklists of expected qualities for planning, producing, and assessing documents
  • Provides tips and instructions on how to write clearly

New to this Edition:

  • More teaching and learning aids (filtering options, chapter overviews, takeaways, discussion topics, and exercises)
  • Extended discussions of writing, critical thinking, and discourse analysis
  • A new writing sample with commentary
  • Revised commentary on writing samples to highlight instructive features
  • A proposed code of ethics for public policy communicators

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