Week 5 6361
Building an Agenda
• Jansson, B. S. (2018). Becoming an effective policy advocate:
From policy practice to social justice. (8th ed.). Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning Series.
o Chapter 6, “Committing to an Issue: Building Agendas” (pp. 176-203)
Edwards, H. R., & Hoefer, R. (2010). Are social work advocacy groups using Web 2.0 effectively? Journal of Policy Practice, 9(3/4), 220–239. doi:10.1080/15588742.2010.489037
Kingdon: Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies
a 2- to 3-page paper evaluating the accuracy of the
Kingdon model in policymaking. Address the following:
Discuss the three streams Kingdon has identified where problems originate, and provide your opinion on which one most accurately reflects how and why policies come about.
Discuss the assertion that certain kinds of issues receive preferential treatment in problem solution and political streams.
Discuss tactics that policy practitioners use within each of the three streams to increase the odds that a specific issue will be placed on decision agendas.
Make sure that your assertions are supported by appropriate research and reputable resources.