Affecting Change Social Workers in the Political Arena

ISBN-10: 0205763685
ISBN-13: 9780205763689
Edition: 7th 2010
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Description: Updated to reflect advances in a changing political arena of Obamarsquo;s administration, this revision shows students how to develop political action skills and to take advantage of the opportunity of change. This practical, step-by-step guide  More...

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List price: $135.20
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 11/4/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 7.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Updated to reflect advances in a changing political arena of Obamarsquo;s administration, this revision shows students how to develop political action skills and to take advantage of the opportunity of change. This practical, step-by-step guide focuses onadvocacy as the central mission of social work practice.New material and 17 new personal scenarios involving social workers who have made a differencesenators, representatives, and officials in the political arenaserve to inspire students. Revised chapters show how social work skills can be most effective, whether by impacting the political arena as a social worker or running for office.

Russ Hibbeler graduated from the University of Illinois-Urbana with a B.S. in Civil Engineering (major in structures) and an M.S. in Nuclear Engineering. He obtained his Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Northwestern University.Hibbeler's professional experience includes postdoctoral work in reactor safety and analysis at Argonne National Laboratory, and structural work at Chicago Bridge and Iron, Sargent and Lundy, Tucson. He has practiced engineering in Ohio, New York, and Louisiana.He has taught at the University of Illinois-Urbana, Youngstown State University, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Union College. Hibbeler currently teaches at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. About the Adapter Fan Sau Cheong, from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, received his PhD from the University of Hong Kong. Professor Fan is also Deputy Director, Centre for Advanced Numerical Engineering Simulations (CANES) at NTU. His industrial experience include work and research in bridges, tall buildings, shell structures, jetties, pavements, cable structures, glass diaphragm walls. Professor Fan was also the adaptor for the 5th and 6th SI editions of Hibbeler's Mechanics of Materials, and the 11th SI edition of Hibbeler's Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics.Russ Hibbeler graduated from the University of Illinois-Urbana with a B.S. in Civil Engineering (major in structures) and an M.S. in Nuclear Engineering. He obtained his Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Northwestern University.Hibbeler's professional experience includes postdoctoral work in reactor safety and analysis at Argonne National Laboratory, and structural work at Chicago Bridge and Iron, Sargent and Lundy, Tucson. He has practiced engineering in Ohio, New York, and Louisiana.He has taught at the University of Illinois-Urbana, Youngstown State University, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Union College. Hibbeler currently teaches at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. About the Adapter Fan Sau Cheong, from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, received his PhD from the University of Hong Kong. Professor Fan is also Deputy Director, Centre for Advanced Numerical Engineering Simulations (CANES) at NTU. His industrial experience include work and research in bridges, tall buildings, shell structures, jetties, pavements, cable structures, glass diaphragm walls. Professor Fan was also the adaptor for the 5th and 6th SI editions of Hibbeler's Mechanics of Materials, and the 11th SI edition of Hibbeler's Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics.

Foreword
Preface
About the Authors
All Social Work Is Political
The Time is Now
Reference
Social Work Values versus Politics
The Professional Code of Ethics
Primary Principles: Social Justice and Empowerment
Specialization versus Systemic Solutions
Self-Determination versus Compromise
Emotional Neutrality versus Client Self-Interest
ImPartiality versus Partisan Politics
Conclusion
All Social Work is Political, so
Suggested Readings
References
The Emergence of a Social Work Polity
The Reform Period
The New Deal and Beyond
The War on Poverty
Social Action Models
Federalism
The New Federalism
The 1990s
The George "Dubya" Bush Era
Conclusion
All Social Work is Political, so
Suggested Readings
References
The Debate
Some Perspectives
When Karen Met Harry: Unfaithful Angels Disputed
Conclusion
All Social Work is Political, so
Suggested Readings
References
Policy Models for Political Advocacy
Models Defined
Institutional Model
Process Model
Group Theory Model
Elite Theory Model
Rational Model
Incremental Model
A Proactive Approach to Policy Development
Policy Analysis
Policy Evaluation
Effort
Quality
Effectiveness
Efficiency
Conclusion
All Social Work is Political, so
Suggested Readings
References
The Practitioner's Influence on Policy
Information Dissemination
Documentation
Testimony
Expert Witness
Written Communication
Client Empowerment
Enabler/Advocate Role
Evaluator/Consultant Role
Voter Registration
Hatch Act
The Executive's Role in Influencing Policy
Influencing Policy: An Illustration
Conclusion
All Social Work is Political, so
Suggested Readings
References
Influence through Lobbying
Social Work Skills in the Political Process
The Political Process
The Politician
The Informal Political Process
Lobbying Groundwork
Goal Setting
Strategy Setting
Lobbying Methods
Letter Writing
Telephoning
Face-to-Face Lobbying
Testifying
Lobbying and Nonprofits
Conclusion
All Social Work is Political, so
Suggested Readings
References
Tools to Influence and Organize Others
Ten Phases of a Social Movement
Strategy
Coalition Building
Gimmicks
Technology
Using the Media
Newspapers
Radio
Television
Examples of Organizing Others
Conclusion
All Social Work is Political, so
Suggested Readings
References
Monitoring the Bureaucracy
Promulgating the Rules
Rule Implementation and Agency Compliance
Budget Allocations
Administrative Changes or Executive Orders
Social Work Skills
Conclusion
All Social Work is Political, so
Suggested Readings
References
The Campaign
Components of the Campaign
Time
Money
People
Campaign Management
The Campaign Manager: Who Really Runs the Campaign?
Voter Contact
Targeting
Issues
Social Workers and Campaigns
What to Expect When Volunteering
Political Action Committees
How to Volunteer for a Campaign
Conclusion
All Social Work is Political, so
Suggested Readings
References
Social Workers as Politicians
Respondent Characteristics
Deciding to Run
Building a Constituent Base
Campaigning
Realities of Office
Recommendations
Conclusion
All Social Work is Political, so
Suggested Readings
References
Your Time is Now
Where to Start
Just Do It
Do It Early
People Influence People
You Can Make a Difference
Advocacy Is Not for Wimps
Speak Out
Just Say No
Your Time is Now
Conclusion
All Social Work is Political, so
Suggested Reading
References
Glossary of Legislative Terms
Index

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