Strategic Policy Design: A Practitioner's Guide to Statecraft

1st Edition

Jack C. Chow

February 27, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 200 Pages - 20 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482239928 - CAT# K23298

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Modern organizations, whether public or private, are animated by a universal imperative: to achieve prominent goals which fulfill their mandates and uphold deeply held values and ideals. To realize this imperative, leaders entrusted to pursue organizational missions need to exercise a core set of strategic skills, discern opportunities, identify worthy goals, and implement pursuing actions.  Strategic Policy Design introduces an integrated architecture for strategic thinking that enhances leadership skills in gauging conditions and crystallizing plans. This framework promotes a structured approach to strategic tasks by offering templates for decision making, from articulating a strategic mission, understanding the environment in which an organization operates, rallying people and resources toward attaining strategic goals, to a portable, versatile framework for the development and writing of strategy-oriented communications. 

For practitioners of policy, this book offers clarity of strategic thinking and introduces a new framework with which to perceive policy environments, identify and define goals, and organize strategies. For students, this book explores the skill and art in exercising leadership, encompassing both pragmatism and idealism. By learning and applying the techniques showcased, students will be equipped with a heightened awareness of policy domains, goal construction, and operational planning. Students in public sector studies will find this book of interest, including those studying political science, public administration, law, foreign affairs, international development, history, military sciences and similar majors. The organizational perspective in strategy will also appeal to students in both business and non-profit sectors.