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Published: 22 October 2015

264 Pages


ISBN: 9780199388578

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This text is published by OUP Higher Education Division

Writing Public Policy

A Practical Guide to Communicating in the Policy-Making Process

Fourth Edition

Catherine F. Smith

  • * It is practical, to-the-point, easy to read, and students like it
  • * Reflecting newer approaches to policy analysis, it sheds light on the politics of policymaking, the frameworks of policy discourse, and the impacts of language choices (e.g., metaphor, narrative) in communication
  • * Compact, readable, affordable
  • * Practical approach to public policy making focused on communicating in the process
  • * Shows (by example) communication's functional role in policy making
  • * Oriented to 'doers' (policy practitioners who communicate to do policy work)
  • * Teaches reflective practice and critical thinking on two levels, know-how and skill
  • * Introduces institutional democratic legislative and administrative process in the United States

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