Analyzing Social Policy Multiple Perspectives for Critically Understanding and Evaluating Policy

ISBN-10: 047045203X
ISBN-13: 9780470452035
Edition: 2010
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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 11/9/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.30" wide x 9.30" long x 0.92" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
An Overview of Social Policy Analysis
Necessary Groundwork
Identifying Definitions and Forms of Policy
Recognizing Levels and Scope of Social Policies
Conceptualizing Policy Analysis
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Thinking of Policy Analysis as Research
The Role of Research in Guiding Policy Analysis
What Constitutes Research?
Focusing the Policy Analysis
An Expansive View of Policy Analysis Research
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Case Study
Service, Engagement, and Volunteerism: What's the Policy All About?
Rational Policy Analysis
Reason and Rationality
Rational Assumptions of the Positivist/Postpositivist Paradigm
Rational Models of Policy Analysis
How to Assess the Degree to Which an Analysis Approach is Rational
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Applications of Rational Policy Analysis
Using the Chambers and Wedel Policy/Program Analytical Framework
Using Jansson's Six-Step Policy Analysis Framework
Using Huttman's Policy Analysis Model
Using Holcomb and Nightingale's Implementation Analysis Model
Using Segal and Bruzuzy's Questions for Social Welfare Policy Analysis
Discussion
Concluding Remarks About Rational Policy Analysis
Discussion Questions
Nonrational Policy Analysis
Reason and Nonrationality
Nonrational Assumptions of the Interpretivist/Constructivist Paradigm
Nonrational Approaches to Policy Analysis
How to Assess the Degree to Which an Analysis Approach is Nonrational
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Applications in Nonrational Policy Analysis
Using Stone's Policy Paradox Approach
Using Kingdon's Policy Primeval Soup or Garbage Can Approach
Using Prigmore and Atherton's Policy Analysis Approach
Using Guba's Policy-in-Action Approach
Using an Impact-Analysis Approach
Discussion
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Critical Policy Analysis
Reason in Radicality
Assumptions of the Critical Paradigm
Critical Approaches to Policy Analysis
How to Assess the Degree to Which an Analysis Approach is Critical
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Applications in Critical Policy Analysis
Using Marx's Historical or Dialectical Method
Analyzing Cultural Responsiveness in Policy Formulation at the Organizational Level
Using Lejano's Normative Policy Analysis
Using Moser's Approach to Gender Policy Implementation
Using Schiele's Afrocentric Framework of Policy Analysis
Discussion
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Epilogue
References
About the Authors
Author Index
Subject Index

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