The Hitchhikers Guide to Advocacy

The Hitchhikers Guide to Advocacy - Purpose To better...

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What is Advocacy? The act of arguing on behalf of a particular issue, idea or person. The process can be summed up as a six step cycle
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What is Public Policy? a course of action or inaction chosen by public authorities to address a problem.
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An Informal Guide to discovering Search Terms focus on solving problem focus on preventing further harm because of problem Try using terms that provide benefit to problem Ex. political solution to (topic) preventing labor issues in (topic) resolving (problem) in (region) UC Berkeleys’s “Five Step Search Strategy” http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/Strategies.html
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Possible Key Words Political Solution Resolution Preventing Helping response Public action
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Good Links for Topic Research Human Rights http://www.madre.org/ http://hrw.org/ (Human Rights Watch)
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