The Role of Advocacy in Public Policy Abstract This paper shall discuss the role of advocacy in public policy. The tools and tactics of the advocacy group are reviewed. The influence of the advocacy groups on public policy is explored. The factors that contribute to the influence of the advocacy group are detailed, and the coordination with other organizations or coalitions is discussed. Public Interest Advocacy “Advocacy describes a broad range of activities undertaken to influence public policy” (Bass, 2009, p.2). The common perception of the advocate is one who is on a crusade to aid those without a voice to garner favor with the influential and powerful, but a slight change of terms and label the advocate a lobbyist, and the conjured...The end:
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