Table of contents for Writing public policy : a practical guide to communicating in the policy-making processes / Catherine F. Smith.

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Introduction: How to Use This Book
Chapter 1. Public Policy Making
What This Scenario Shows
Chapter 2. Communication in the Process
Players and Their Roles
A General Method of Communicating in a Public Process
Two Checklists
Chapter 3. Definition: Frame the Problem
Three Scenarios
How to Define a Policy Problem
Four Examples
Chapter 4. Legislative History: Know the Record
Two Scenarios
How to Conduct Legislative Research and Write a Legislative History
Two Examples
Chapter 5. Position Paper: Know the Arguments
Two Scenarios
How to Argue in a Position Paper
Chapter 6. Petitions and Proposals: Request Action or Propose Policy
Three Scenarios
How to Ask for Action or Propose Policy on Behalf of a Group
Three Examples
Chapter 7. Briefing Memo or Opinion Statement: Inform Policy Makers
Two Scenarios
How to Inform Policy Makers in a Briefing Memo or Opinion Statement
Two Examples
Chapter 8. Testimony: Witness in a Public Hearing
Two Scenarios
How to Deliver Oral Testimony Based on a Written Statement
Two Examples
Chapter 9. Written Public Comment: Influence Administration
Two Scenarios
How to Write a Public Comment
Three Examples
Conclusion: Ready to Change
Framework, Function, and Form

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Communication in public administration.
Written communication.