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xxiii, 288 pages ; 23 cm
  • CHAPTER 1: WHY THE POLICYMAKING PROCESS MATTERS Objective Situating the Tools, Techniques and Processes in the Existing Literature Promoting Presidential Leadership and Management through the Policymaking Process The Importance of Procedural Legitimacy in Building Policy Support Conclusion PART I. THE POLICYMAKERS CHAPTER 2: THE WHITE HOUSE POLICY COUNCILS The Policy Councils and the Structure of The Executive Branch How the Policy Councils Operate and Why They Are Important The White House Policy Councils Key Agencies Within the Executive Office of the President Conclusion CHAPTER 3: THE WHITE HOUSE STAFF Working on the White House Staff Other Key Players in the White House Interaction with the Media White House Gatekeepers Conclusion CHAPTER 4: AGENCIES AND POLICY IMPLEMENTATION Executive Agencies and Departments and Executive Branch Policymaking The Role of Agencies Implementing Policy Decisions Conclusion CHAPTER 5: POLICY MANAGEMENT Policy Management and Procedural Legitimacy Models of Policy Management Policy Czars and War Rooms Conclusion PART II. TOOLS OF THE TRADE CHAPTER 6: POLICYMAKING MEMORANDA Tools of the Trade The Role of the Memorandum The Decision-making Memorandum The Information Memorandum The Weekly Report Conclusion CHAPTER 7: THE STATE OF THE UNION AND THE BUDGET PROCESS Timing Your Swing: Understanding Internal Workflows in the Executive Branch State of the Union The Budget Conclusion CHAPTER 8: POLICY IMPLEMENTATION TOOLS Implementation Tools Authorizing Tools Recommending the Right Policy Tool Conclusion CHAPTER 9: LEGISLATIVE CLEARANCE AND COORDINATION: SAPS, LRMS, AND OTHER POLICY ACRONYMS Legislative Clearance and Coordination Legislative Responsibility in the Executive Branch The Clearance Process Clearance of Agency Testimony and Reports on Pending Legislation Conclusion CHAPTER 10: POLLING AND THE POLICYMAKING PROCESS Polling and Policymaking: Myths and Realities Rebuttals to Common Criticisms Polling Basics Who Polls for the White House? Conclusion CHAPTER 11: COMMUNICATING AND MARKETING POLICY The Importance of Communicating and Marketing Policy Speechwriting Communications Press Office Conclusion PART III. CASE STUDIES CHAPTER 12: SOCIAL POLICYMAKING: WELFARE REFORM DURING THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION Welfare Reform and the Political Process The Early Phase: Decentralization, Debate, and Deadlock Phase II: Action, Response, and Resolution Conclusion: Making the Process Work CHAPTER 13: ECONOMIC POLICYMAKING I: THE CLINTON ECONOMIC PLAN The Economic Plan and the Political Process Phase I: The Economic Plan and the NEC Establishing the Management Role of the NEC The NEC Process Communicating and Marketing the Economic Plan Securing Passage of the Bill Conclusion and Lessons Learned CHAPTER 14: ECONOMIC POLICYMAKING II: THE SIMPSON-BOWLES COMMISSION UNDER PRESIDENT OBAMA Introduction Using the Process to Overcome a Stacked Deck Representative Membership Outreach Assigning Accountability and Putting Issues on the Table The Outcome Conclusions and Lessons for the Policymaking Process CHAPTER 15: SECURITY POLICYMAKING I: DESERT SHIELD AND DESERT STORM UNDER GEORGE H. W. BUSH Security Crises and the Political Process Responding to the Crisis The Initial Response Containment and the Decision to Double U.S. Ground Forces Conclusion CHAPTER 16: SECURITY POLICYMAKING II: THE SURGE AND IRAQ WAR UNDER GEORGE W. BUSH Changing Policy The Unpredictability of Being an Honest Broker Sparking Debate and Incubating Ideas Breaking Some China Presenting New Ideas Promoting the President's Agenda Conclusion PART IV. SCENARIOS CHAPTER 17: PRACTICE SCENARIOS Practice Scenarios GLOSSARY INDEX.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781483385518 20160619
This book explains how senior officials within the executive branch of government manage the policymaking process and how those policies are crafted and communicated to stakeholders and the public at large, with practical advice on how to write memos, prepare polling questions, and navigate the clearance process. Case studies show how actual policies were developed and how and why policies and processes differed across Administrations. Finally, scenarios allow students to practice the tools and techniques they have learned by working through both domestic and foreign policy situations. Written by two experts in the field, with experience in both academia and government, The Art of Policymaking is the perfect how-to guide for students and professionals.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781483385518 20160619
Green Library
PUBLPOL-132-01, PUBLPOL-132-01, PUBLPOL-232-01, PUBLPOL-232-01
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xvii, 428 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
"The Price of Politics "chronicles the inside story of how President Obama and the U.S. Congress tried, and failed, to restore the American economy and set it on a course to fiscal stability. It spans the three and a half tumultuous years beginning just before Obama's inauguration in early 2009 and lasting through the summer of 2012. Woodward pierces the secretive world of Washington policymaking once again, with a close-up story crafted from meeting notes, documents, working papers and interviews with key players, including President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner. At the center of "The Price of Politics "is a high-stakes personal and political struggle between the president and the speaker. "The Price of Politics "takes the reader through the electric 44 days during the summer of 2011 with day-by-day, often hour-by-hour, accounts as the two attempt a "grand bargain" to cut entitlement spending and increase tax revenue. As they struggled through the most intense moments of the crisis, each contended with powerful conflicts in his own party. At the prospect of serious budget cuts, Obama told Woodward, "Our friends on the left would howl and act as if we had dismantled the New Deal." In the House, Boehner was looking over his shoulder, worrying that his second-in-command, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, was undermining him in concert with extreme conservative House members and others with ties to the anti-tax Tea Party. At the same time, Boehner described the president as "moaning and groaning and whining and demanding. Threatening. He was pretty desperate." "The Price of Politics "shows why the grand bargain was never reached, and how the president, the speaker and the Congress settled for stopgap measures that delayed any serious deficit reduction until 2013. With extensive documentation and firsthand accounts, Woodward reveals how the broken relationship between the White House and Capitol Hill drove the U.S. economy to the edge of the fiscal cliff, where it remains.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781451651102 20160608
Green Library
PUBLPOL-132-01, PUBLPOL-132-01, PUBLPOL-232-01, PUBLPOL-232-01