Becoming an Effective Policy Advocate

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/15/2010
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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BECOMING AN EFFECTIVE POLICY ADVOCATE, Sixth Edition continues to embrace the policy-practice framework that made it a success while including coverage of important recent developments in the field. This groundbreaking book goes beyond the traditional foundational approach to policy and helps readers develop the skills they need to become advocates for social change. Readers are taught the ins and outs of conducting policy-practice so that they will be prepared to implement policy reform during their own careers.

Table of Contents

Becoming Motivated to Become a Policy Advocate and a Leader
Joining a Tradition of Social Reform
Articulating Four Rationales for Participating in Policy Advocacy
Surmounting Cynicism by Developing Policy-Advocacy Skills
Obtaining Skills and Competencies for Policy Advocacy
Navigating the Ecology of Policy in the U.S. and a Global World
Understanding the Ecology of Policy in Governmental, Electoral, Community, and Agency Settings
Expanding Policy Advocacy Across National Borders
Committing to Problems and Solutions Through Building Agendas and Policy Analysis
Committing to an Issue: Building Agendas
Analyzing Problems in the First Step of Policy Analysis
Developing Policy Proposals in Second, Third, and Fourth Steps of Policy Analysis
Presenting and Defending Policy Proposals in the Fifth and Sixth Steps of Policy Analysis
Advocating for Change
Developing and Using Power
Developing Political Strategy and Putting it into Action
Engaging in Ballot-Based Policy Advocacy
Troubleshooting and Assessing Policies
Troubleshooting Policies
Toward Evidence-Based Policy
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