2nd edition: H97 .B37 2000 (print) and online
4th edition: H97 .B37 2012
"With his original eightfold approach, Bardach encapsulates more than 35 years of teaching students effective, accurate, and persuasive policy analysis. This bestselling handbook presents dozens of concrete tips, interesting case studies, and step-by-step strategies for the budding analyst as well as the seasoned professional."
1st edition: HV40 .H628 2006
2nd edition: HV40 .H628 2012
"Social justice is one of the six core values of the social work profession as defined in the NASW Code of Ethics. Professor Hoefer demonstrates that advocacy is a key tool in achieving social justice at all levels of practice, and he argues that social workers have an obligation not only to actively advocate but to empower others to do so as well. Using evidence-based information, anecdotes, case studies, and his own personal experiences, Professor Hoefer presents the ethical imperative for advocacy."
"To be successful, leaders in every type of organization must find practical and action-oriented ways to market their ideas and achieve buy-in from the members of the group. He offers a comprehensive action guide that explains how to shape opinion, inspire action, and achieve results. Drawing on current research in the fields of persuasion, power relations, and behavior change, he discusses the complex factors involved in selling an idea, the context of the communication, the type of message being promoted, the nature and interests of the audience, the emotional tenor of the issues at stake, and much more. This book works a guide for the businessperson, politician, or any other member of a group who seeks the satisfaction of having his or her own idea take shape and become reality."
"Go beyond the ordinary, with Bruce Jansson's groundbreaking look at the ins-and-outs of conducting policy-practice. BECOMING AN EFFECTIVE POLICY ADVOCATE gives you hands-on experience building the skills that will empower you to implement policy reform as an effective social work practitioner Jansson includes case studies and examples that illustrate how and why policy is important as well as a toolbox of strategies to help you implement policy reform over the course of your own career."
"In Citizens in Action, Stephanie Vance, the Advocacy Guru, takes the controversial position that it is possible to get heard on Capitol Hill, that not all politicians are corrupt (OK, a few are), and that citizens can get things done from Washington, D.C. to their city council. Vances tips and advice are helpful whether you are just getting started on an advocacy effort or have been trying to lobby elected officials for years."
"Community organizers build solidarity and collective power in fractured communities. They help ordinary people turn their private pain into public action, releasing hidden capacities for leadership and strategy. In Collective Action for Social Change, Aaron Schutz and Marie G. Sandy draw on their extensive experience participating in community organizing activities and teaching courses on the subject to empower novices to think like an organizers."
"Focusing on developing skills, Essentials of Social Work Policy Practice is a practical resource that includes step-by-step guidelines for putting a plan into action and working efficiently within a system. Techniques are presented for handling a number of related topics including effective interpersonal communication and participation, utilizing technology and the media in policy practice, creating change within organizations, and many more."
"In an effort to clarify what advocacy actually is and does, the authors created a new practice framework so that social workers can approach advocacy in a systematic way. Along with a practice framework, this text gives an overview of the history of advocacy and hands-on skill building to enhance the reader's effectiveness as an advocate."
"Sen, publisher of a national quarterly magazine on race, culture, and action, identifies key priorities and strategies that can help advance the mission of any social change group, drawing on lessons learned from her groundbreaking work with women's groups organizing for economic justice. She walks readers through steps of building and mobilizing a constituency and presents case studies in organizing."
"In this thoroughly revised and updated edition of The Activist's Handbook, Randy Shaw's hard-hitting guide to winning social change, the author brings the strategic and tactical guidance of the prior edition into the age of Obama. Shaw details how activists can best use the Internet and social media, and analyzes the strategic strengths and weaknesses of rising 21st century movements for immigrant rights, marriage equality, and against climate change." [publisher's description]
"The US Constitution guarantees all citizens the unqualified right to petition their government for redress of grievances and to state their views without government interference, says deKieffer. A veteran Washington lawyer who has worn many hats related to lobbying over the years, he explains how people can get heard even without suitcases full of money or vaults full of compromising video. He sets out a whole campaign both for people who are interested in a single issue and for individuals and small organizations that want to maintain a voice over time."
"A former Washington, D.C. lobbyist, sharing everything she's ever learned about effective and honest persuasion, provides a step-by-step, easy-to-understand process for success that will help readers apply the power of persuasion to any situation."
"No matter what your political persuasion, The One-Hour Activist is your guide to influencing lawmakers, candidates, and reporters. The One-Hour Activist reveals fifteen powerful, proven grassroots actions that persuade lawmakers and candidates to see things your way. Each action is designed to grab the attention of your representatives and build relationships that serve your issues over the long run. And each action takes less than an hour to complete, so you can make a difference without giving up your life! The One-Hour Activist is packed with insider advice from elected officials, professional organizers, lobbyists, and journalists who share state-of-the-art tips for getting your message across. Real-life examples of effective letters, e-mail, phone calls, public testimony, and news story pitches from concerned citizens just like you illustrate the actions."
"This presentation discusses the ways in which psychologists, counselors, and educators can serve as agents of social justice in their professional settings. Specifically, the importance of advocacy and public policy work is discussed. Advocacy skill sets and dispositions are presented along with recommendations for how research can have a greater impact on public policy." [publisher's description]
"Dr. Israel offers an inspiring narrative of her journey as a researcher and advocate, including entry into community-based participatory research, training law enforcement on LGBTQ issues, and culminating in an opportunity to present at a Congressional briefing." [publisher's description]
"This video from Microtraining Associates presents a lecture featuring Dr. Alvin Alvarez, who states that discrimination has a significant and adverse impact on mental health, health and health behaviors which challenges us as advocates to shift our attention to the sociopolitical context." [publisher's description]
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