Lobbying for Social Change Third Edition

Routledge (Verlag)
1. Auflage | erschienen am 5. September 2013 | 316 Seiten
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This step-by-step guide to lobbying covers it allfrom the basics for beginners to specific techniques for experienced lobbyistsYou and I may never achieve major public office, but we do not need to in order to affect public policy.Author Willard C. RichanTo effect social change, any lobbyist's case must be presented with skill, knowledge, and confidence. This reader-friendly book shows the way. It assumes no prior knowledge of the subject and provides the nuts and bolts of public policy advocacy (lobbying) in non-technical language. Lobbying for Social Change, Third Edition is organized in a way that easily lends itself to use in the classroom as well as by individual or group advocates, and it is packed with clearly presented case material that illustrates the lobbying process in action. This new edition provides updated case material, expanded coverage of electronic media, and two new chapters, one focusing on direct action for fundamental change, and the other presenting a case history of a grassroots lobbying campaign.Part I of Lobbying for Social Change, Third Edition, entitled The Basics, will show you how to: assess your political resources set an agenda for action understand whom to lobbyand how to gauge their power, motivation, and ability to effect or impede social change gather and use evidence to support your positionPart II, Practical Applications, gives you nuts-and-bolts information about how lobbying is done. You'll learn: how to work directly with policymakers-face-to-face, by mail, by telephone, etc. effective rules for to testifying in a public hearing how to make use of the mass media-writing news releases, participating in panel discussions, what to do when being interviewed (and how to increase your chances of being a repeat guest on talk and news shows), and how to effectively work with print and electronic media, including the Internet ways to take on the system through direct actionPart III, Case History of a Grassroots Lobbying Campaign, takes you inside an actual campaign (in this case, to amend the impendingat the timewelfare reform bill). You'll see how a group of five Philadelphia area social workers and one feminist activist started the Delaware County Coalition to Save Our Safety Neta coalition that would make a substantial impact on the specifics of welfare in the state of Pennsylvania.This new edition of the classic manual for lobbyists is packed with vital information for lobbying in the new millennium. We urge you to consider making it a part of your personal or teaching collection today!
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Preface to the Third Edition Acknowledgments Introduction The Context The Policy Cycle Taking One Step at a Time PART I: BASIC STEPS Chapter 1. Assessing Your Strengths and Limitations Appreciating Your Strengths Being Realistic About Limitations Points to Remember Chapter 2. Setting the Agenda Rule 1: Know Your Agenda Rule 2: Decide Between Incremental and Fundamental Change Goals Rule 3: Be Clear About Your Priorities Rule 4: Develop Fallback Positions An Exercise in Agenda Setting Points to Remember Chapter 3. Understanding Policymakers Picking the Right Target What Makes Policymakers Tick? Critical Factor: How the Policymaker Defines the Problem An Exercise in Targeting Points to Remember Chapter 4. Preparing the Case Modifying the Audience's Definition of the Situation Strategies of Argument with Four Kinds of Audiences The Policy Brief Writing a Brief About Abortion Now You Try Planning a Brief Points to Remember Chapter 5. Gathering Evidence Kinds of Evidence The Quality of Evidence: Whom and What Can You Trust? Conducting the Search PART II: PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS Chapter 6. Lobbying One-on-One Lobbying an Elected Representative Face-to-Face Meetings Group Visits Writing Letters Lobbying by Telephone Other Types of Lobbying Lobbying Appointed Officials Points to Remember Chapter 7. Testifying in a Hearing Your Agenda and Theirs Audiences Preparing Testimony Getting Ready to Testify Giving Testimony Fielding Questions in a Public Hearing Points to Remember Chapter 8. Using the Mass Media Traditional Media Seeing the World Through the Printed Page Radio: The Ever-Present Voice Taming the One-Eyed Monster Electronic Media Points to Remember Chapter 9. Taking On the System Through Direct Action The Importance of Advance Preparation Good Cop, Bad Cop Direct Action in the Information Age The Ultimate Loss of Control Points to Remember PART III: CASE HISTORY OF A GRASSROOTS LOBBYING CAMPAIGN Chapter 10.  Duck Sauce : Reforming Welfare Reform Building an Organization Setting the Agenda Broadening the Base The Action Phase The Beginning of the End for DCCSOS Chapter 11. Lessons Learned Bibliography Index Reference Notes Included

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