Methods of Policy Paper Writing in Strategic Studies

Document Type : Original Article


Assistance Professor of Political Science, Shahid Beheshti University


Writing a policy paper as a main instrument nowadays in decision making in any country needs to know how to write it methodologically for better transmitting the policy alternatives or options in the policy cycle. In doing so the paper at first examines the standing of public policy in the strategic studies as a science in praxis and then introducing the policy cycle process as the base of logical decision-making. In addition it needs to differentiate between the two style methods in the policy process namely policy study and the policy paper. In the last section the paper does investigate the policy paper by divide it up into the problem agenda, problem analysis, scenario-making and bringing the proper solutions. Let to note what applied here it is just a guide booklet to writing the policy paper not as a prescription it.


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