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Topic Public Affairs Public Policy
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Click here to read about public policy law from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_policy_%28law%29

 

Public policy issues and initiatives influencing public affairs procedures, communications, support, etc.

 

Definitions

Public affairs, is a term for the the professional practice of lobbying governments for the purpose of advancing specific public policy outcomes deemed favorable to those funding or directing the lobbying efforts. - Wikipedia at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Affairs Amy Ward


Public policy or ordre public is the body of fundamental principles that underpin the operation of legal systems in each state. This addresses the social, moral and economic values that tie a society together: values that vary in different cultures and change over time. Wikipedia  (Public Policy Law) at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_policy_%28law%29 Amy Sample Ward

Public policy is a course of action or inaction chosen by public authorities to address a problem. Public policy is expressed in the body of laws, regulations, decisions and actions of government. Policy analysis may be used to formulate public policy and to evaluate its effectiveness. Many public policy analysts earn Ph.D., Master of Public Policy and Master of Public Administration degrees in public policy schools, while others earn specialized degrees, such as an M.Ed for specializing in educational policy or an MSW for specializing in social welfare policy. - Wikipedia (Public Policy) at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Policy Amy Sample Ward

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Rolling Up Our Sleeves: Building an Oregon That Works for Working Families

State of Working Oregon 2008-2009, Oregon Center For Public Policy

In this report, we outline strategies for building an Oregon that works for working families. The specific recommendations fall under three broad categories: policies that strengthen the public sector’s role in promoting shared prosperity, policies that secure the incomes of working families and reforms to the tax system that make it fairer for working families and generate revenue for public systems that create opportunity.

http://www.ocpp.org/cgi-bin/display.cgi?page=SWO2008main

 

Institute for Public Service and Policy Research
"Its principal purpose is to address current and emerging issues relating to matters of public policy, governance, and leadership through research, educational activities, publications, and direct assistance programs."
http://www.ipspr.sc.edu

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
"The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research is a private, nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution dedicated to research and education on issues of government, politics, economics, and social welfare."
http://www.aei.org
1150 Seventeenth Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Government Relations: Andrew Levy
202-862-5800

 

Bridging the Partisan Divide: A City Club Report on Reducing Excessive Partisanship in the Oregon Political System

January 16, 2009 Volume: 91 Number: 25

PDF Publication: http://www.pdxcityclub.org/system/files/reports/Partisanship_2009.pdf

 

 

 

RAND Public Policy Research

"RAND is committed to critical issues of particular relevance to the public policy debate."
http://www.rand.org/research_areas/
1776 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401-3208
310-393-0411

 

Oregon Center For Public Policy Reports & Publications

Reports, issue briefs and articles regarding Oregon public affairs

http://www.ocpp.org/cgi-bin/display.cgi?page=reports


City Club of Portland's report archive

consists of a searchable database of the Club's reports and resolutions, including information on whether the Club adopted the recommendations contained in the reports. Reports published since the 1940s are available from the archive in PDF format. Large repository of PDF reports on ballot measures and city concerns. Reports and resolutions are searchable by year, topic or text/title fragment.

http://www.pdxcityclub.org/content/report-archive

 

National Conference of State Legislatures
"The Trust for Representative Democracy is a bold civic education campaign designed to engage citizens and build their understanding and support for America's democratic institutions.  Based on the ideas and fundamental principles set forth by the framers of the Constitution, the Trust for Representative Democracy promotes civic engagement and dispels cynicism toward government."  Great resources and information for civic/political engagement, etc.

http://www.ncsl.org/trust/

Marie Deatherage
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Click here to view "Oregon's Future" online, a nonpartisan public affairs magazine from Willamette Universityhttp://www.willamette.edu/centers/publicpolicy/projects/oregonsfuture/ Amy Sample Ward

Click here for The Oregon Channel which "provides gavel-to-gavel, unedited television coverage of state government and public affairs":  http://www.oregonchannel.org Amy Sample Ward
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