Are you passionate about changing public policy, but equally frustrated with policy makers?
Do you find the legislative process obtuse and impenetrable?
Do you want to help overturn a court decision?
Do you want to change a law?
Do you want new regulations in place?
Do you want your voice to make a difference?
If your answer is "yes" to any of these questions, you are in the right place! With over 40 years of experience in policy making at the federal level both within and outside of government, West offers a roadmap for making a difference in public policy. Dr. West has worked in the U.S. Senate, on a presidential commission, with a wide range of federal agencies, and multiple national membership associations. With particular expertise in education and disability policy, she builds bridges between policy makers and various constituencies - always with the goal of generating the best possible policy outcomes.
As an educator, Dr. West has developed and taught numerous courses for doctoral students on public policy at several universities. She parts the curtains for students to get a bird's eye view on how policy is made. Her innovative framework - the 4 P's - offers a straightforward approach for advocacy development and policy analysis. In her new book, Advocating for the Common Good: People, Politics, Policy, and Process on Capitol Hill, she guides the reader through the maze of Washington. Drawing from public policy scholarship, multiple Washington policy experts, and her own experience, she grounds her work in both research and real-world activities. Applicable to federal and state policy making, Dr. West's framework is useful in a broad range of policy areas.
Dr. West has written and spoken extensively for audiences ranging from researchers, higher education experts, national association members, advocates, students, and the interested public.
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