• Item #P444
  • ISBN: 0936826444
  • ISBN13: 978-0-936826-44-8
  • Copyright 2007
  • 219 pp.
  • Form: Hardback
  • Price: $40.00

Maxwell Manual for Good Citizenship

Public Policy Skills in Action

By William D. Coplin and Emily Sandefer


This is a completely revised update of the third edition of Public Policy Skills. That manual has been used to teach more than 30,000 students at Syracuse University and in a college credit course taught at more than 50 high schools as part of the academic program of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, the Number 1 school of public affairs in the country. Using this book and taking a course basedon it prepares you to bring your heart and your mind to solving the many problems that we face in the twenty-first century. The book teaches students the essential components for public policy analysis; how to get information from published sources and individuals; how to survey stakeholders; formulate public policy; examine costs and benefits of a policy; develop political strategies; write a briefing paper; research and write a quantitative research paper; among other skills.