Abstract: A textbook aimed at social workers, describing how to influence public policy through political activity.
Keywords: book review, sociology, activism, social workers, public policy, influence, lobbying.
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Title: Becoming an Effective Policy Advocate: From Policy Practice to Social Justice
Author: Bruce S. Jansson
Publisher: International Thomson Publishing
Date Published: June 1998
ISBN: 053435520x
LOCN: HV40.J36 1998
Dewey: 361.973 -- dc21
Pages: 425
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Part 1: Policy Practice and Policy Advocacy: The Fourth Dimension of Social Work Practice

Chapter 1: Why Engage in Policy Practice and Policy Advocacy?

Chapter 2: Ethical, Analytic, and Political Rationales for Engaging in Policy Advocacy

Chapter 3: A Policy Practice Framework for Policy Advocates: Skills, Tasks, and Actions

Chapter 4: The Big Picture: Policy Practice in Governmental, Community, and Agency Settings

Part 2: Preparatory Work: Building Agendas, Analyzing Problems, and Writing Proposals

Chapter 5: Building Agendas

Chapter 6: Analyzing Problems

Chapter 7: Finding Policy Options

Chapter 8: Writing Policy Proposals

Chapter 9: Policy Persuasion

Part 3: Policy Advocates and the Political Process

Chapter 10: Understanding "Power" and "Politics"

Chapter 11: Developing and Using Power

Chapter 12: Developing Political Strategy

Chapter 13: Putting Political Strategy into Action

Part 4: After Enacting Policy

Chapter 14: Securing the Implementation of Policies

Chapter 15: Assessing Policy Implementation


I have taken this program and I highly recommend it to all health-care providers - Orville R. Weyrich, Jr PhD NMD.
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