|Policy & Politics|
Policy: Shoulds and ought, direction, goal, plan of action, values and principles. Proactive.
Politics: Means to implement policy, use of power, give and take of negotiation. Reactive.
Politique: Blend of policy and politics.
Political Process Principles
- Know what you want
- Form coalition - band together in united front
- Focus efforts - assign priorities and go after a few things
- Do homework - out prepare other person
- Ask for more than you are willing to settle for
- Be persistent - don't take things personally
- Know when to fight versus negotiate or withdraw
- Antagonist position is a-political
- Fight for principles versus fight against people
- Don't whine!
- Everyone working to get what they want
- Can't change system unless you become involved
Lobbying in a Changing Time - Using the Internet to Effect Change