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TITLE

Democracy Owners'Manual: A Practical Guide to Changing the World, The

AUTHOR

Jim Schultz

PUBLISHER

Rutgers University Press

YEAR

2002

PAGES

240

MEDIA

ORDER

LANGUAGE

BOOKSTORES

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ANNOTATION

The Democracy Owners'Manual is a unique, hands-on guide for people who want to change public policy at the local, state, or national level. A combination of policy and advocacy basics, the book offers a clear presentation of the issues and debates activists are likely to encounter as well as a lucid, example-rich guide to effective strategies and actions. Newcomers and veteran activists alike will find this book an invaluable treasure chest of ideas and stimulating stories to help them tackle the issues they care about. The Democracy Owners'Manual also lends itself for university courses in political science, public administration, social work, public health, environmental studies, and other disciplines that touch on public policy and political change. Introduction PART ONE: Five Key Debates That DemocraciesDecide 1 What Is Govemment's Job? 2 The Rules of Politics 3 Taxes and Budgets Following the Money 4 Making Public Rules for Business and the Marketplace 5 Civil Rights and Criminal Wrongs Society's Rules for Individuals PART TWO: Tools for Democracy's Activists 6 Developing a Strategy Advocacy's Road Map 7 Research and Analysis Advocacy by Fact, Not Fiction 8 Organizing Bringing People Together to Make Social Change 9 Building and Maintaining Advocacy Coalitions 10 Messages and Media Democracy's Megaphones 1 1 Lobbying The Art of Influencing Public Officials 12 Initiatives The Power of the Ballot 13 The Internet Democracy's Newest Tool Conclusion Resources Notes Index

NOTES

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153

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