MANAGING PUBLIC ADVOCACY PROCESS
WORKING WITH LEGISLATORS

CD21

 Examines the dynamics of dealing with an elected legislature and the legislative process. Discussion will focus on the role and motivation of legislators and their staffs, the various ways in which political pressure is brought to bear on officials through the legislature, and the possible ways in which a policy analyst or policy maker can respond to the legislative branch. Class activities will include the preparation of written testimony, the presentation of oral testimony, and simulations of legislative hearings. The coverage includes U.S. and non-U.S. legislative processes and differentiates between the roles of foreign and domestic, industry and non-profit interactions with legislative bodies.

 

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