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Career Opportunities in Politics, Government, and Activism, Second Edition
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Joan Axelrod-Contrada; Foreword by Congressman Richard E. Neal
  • From the Series: Career Opportunities
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 081607089X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7089-3
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $49.50
  • Imprint: Ferguson
  • Published: 07/01/2008
  • Dewey Number: 320.973
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 312

Summary

Praise for the previous edition:
"...recommended for public, high school, and college library collections."—American Reference Books Annual

People involved in government, politics, and activism share a passion for public service as well as a desire to make a difference. Career Opportunities in Politics, Government, and Activism, Second Edition provides detailed information on a broad spectrum of careers in these fields—from consulting, community issues, and political campaigns to law, lobbying, and nonprofit administration. This new edition updates all key information, including salary ranges and employment outlook, and features a new foreword by Congressman Richard E. Neal.

Each of the 75 job profiles—including five new for this edition—provides detailed information about the duties, salaries, and prospects for each job. Extensive appendixes include federal government employment resources, listings of graduate school programs and advocacy associations, and useful Web sites. Special appendixes include Frequently Asked Questions About the Civil Service and How to Run for Political Office—the Basics.

New and updated career profiles include:

  • Antidiscrimination worker
  • Campaign manager
  • City year member
  • Community organizer
  • Consumer activist
  • Economic developer
  • Finance director
  • Housing specialist
  • Legislative assistant
  • Mayor
  • Media strategist
  • Opposition researcher
  • Policy analyst
  • Political consultant
  • Program officer, foundation
  • Public information officer
  • State legislator
  • Victim advocate
  • Webmaster
  • and more.

Specifications

Index. Appendixes. Bibliography.

About the Author(s)

Joan Axelrod-Contrada is a journalist and an author. She currently writes for the BostonWorks and Education sections of the Boston Globe. She has also written two history books for middle school students and has taught at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She lives in Massachusetts.

Congressman and foreword author Richard E. Neal was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1988. He represents the Second District of Massachusetts, which includes cities and towns in western and central Massachusetts. He is a member of the Ways and Means Committee and the Oversight Subcommittee; chairman of the Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures; and an At-Large Whip for the House Democrats. Neal is co-chairman of the New England Congressional Caucus.

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