Access to the case studies is free and available to all advocates as well as media and general public. The screencast posted above provides instructions and background on how to access all 17 of the case studies. Inside Source is an innovative government training program developed by David Kersten, president of the Kersten Institute.
"My intent is to teach advocates, policymakers and the public how to enact significant public policy change based on the techniques that have been successful over the previous 40 years. The Inside Source case studies represent the inside stories of how public policy is developed, evolved and ultimately enacted," stated David Kersten, president of the Kersten Institute.
"The case summaries and accompanying documentation represent just the tip of the iceberg for the amount of research and investigation that went into each of these cases. Each case is rich in detail, nuances and instruction about how public policy change happens and stands on its own as a revealing look at the largely hidden world of California politics," Kersten continued, noting that the report is still a working draft that could be improved on and will be in the future.
Existing time and resource constraints prevent me from doing additional work on the cases at this time so I just wanted to put the material out there for public consumption, Kersten said.
"These cases represent a story that you will never read in the newspaper, because most people cannot go on record with the unfiltered version of how policy change happens. Inside Source brings you the unscripted reality of policy change from confidential inside sources," Kersten stated.
Here is a brief summary of some of the cases included in the report:
--Proposition 13 (1978) Property Tax Reform
--Proposition 98 (1988) School Funding
--Proposition 99 (1988) Tobacco
--AB 1890 (1996) Energy Deregulation
--AB 32 (2006) Greenhouse Gas Reduction
--SB 375 (2008) Smart Growth
--Proposition 11 (2008) Redistricting
For future updates on the Inside Source case studies or to schedule a private briefing session (depending on availability) please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (510) 761-8065.