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Writing Public Policy: A Practical Guide to Communicating in the Policy-Making Process 2nd Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0195379822
ISBN-10: 0195379829
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"We (as faculty) need to improve the ways students write about and communicate in public policy. It is a practical skill we most neglect in our teaching--and the very one that prepares students for the real world of public affairs. In sum, we've needed a book like this for a long time--it will aid us in teaching skills as well as knowledge to our students."--Daniel Gitterman, University of North Carolina

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About the Author

Catherine F. Smith is Professor of English at East Carolina University.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 2 edition (September 17, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195379829
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195379822
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.4 x 5.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #950,884 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By L. Taylor Grover on December 11, 2011
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I'm not sure about this edition of this book, but the earlier edition was a huge letdown. Instead of an actual guide with points and explanations, this book was a case study based on student experiences and internships. For those seeking to become truly good policy writers and thinkers, I recommend The Eightfold Path by Eugene Bardach. But again , please note this is based on earlier editions, not this one.
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By Eris D. Schoburgh on January 18, 2013
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I bought the text to assist me to develop a course on policy writing and it was perfect for this function. The steps that it outlines are clear and practical and applicable in any country context.
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