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Impacting Social Policy A Practitioner's Guide to Analysis and Action

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ISBN-10: 0534549659

ISBN-13: 9780534549657

Edition: 2003

Authors: Rodney A. Ellis

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This book is a "working text," designed to help students complete a real-world policy analysis and action plan through step-by-step worksheets. The text prepares students for policy practice in a way that no other current text is able to do. They leave the classroom armed with step-by-step instructions on how to analyze policy, construct alternatives, select alternatives, develop proposals, and construct action plans.
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Book details

List price: $149.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/18/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Social Policy: Definitions and Descriptions
Key Terms and Concepts in Social Welfare Policy
The Social Worker in Policy, Diversity, Oppression, and Social Justice
Introduction to Policy Areas and Problems: Racism, Classism, Sexism
Overview of Policy Analysis
Introduction to Practitioner's Policy Analysis
Guidelines for Developing a Practitioner's Policy Analysis Workbook
Chapter Summary
Identifying Social Problems
Identifying Oppressed and Disadvantaged Groups
Understanding How the Group Is Affected
Describing the Problem
Using the Practitioner's Policy Analysis Workbook
Chapter Summary
Practitioner's Historical Review
History of Social Welfare Policy and the Plight of Oppressed Groups
A Narrative Review of Juvenile Justice Policy
Techniques of Historical Review
Using the Practitioner's Policy Analysis Workbook
Chapter Summary
Practitioner's Review of Norms and Values
VIBES that Control Policy: Values, Interests, Beliefs, Ethics, Slants
VIBES in Income Maintenance Policy: Capitalism and Classism
Techniques for Identifying VIBES in Your Policy Area
Using VIBES to Produce Change
Using the Practitioner's Policy Analysis Workbook
Chapter Summary
Practitioner's Political Review
Political Parties
Political Discourse
Political Alliances
Special Interest Groups
Political Action Committees
Lobbyists
Identifying and Dealing with Political Groups and Lobbyists
Using the Practitioner's Policy Analysis Workbook
Chapter Summary
Practitioner's Delivery-System Review
Processes That Create Social Policy
Administrative and Funding Processes: Challenges of Diversity
Service-Delivery-System Example: Mental Health
Understanding a Service-Delivery System
Using the Practitioner's Policy Analysis Workbook
Chapter Summary
Practitioner's Review of Alternative Solutions
Refining Your Problem Statement
Alternative Solutions for Oppressed Groups
Tailoring Solutions to Stakeholders' VIBES
Using the Practitioner's Policy Analysis Workbook
Chapter Summary
Practitioner's Review of Professional Analyses
Understanding Cost-Benefit Analysis
CBA, CUA, and CEA Procedures
Using CBA, CUA, and CEA in Policy Practice
Sources of CBAs, CUAs, and CEAs
The Purpose and Procedures of Outcome Evaluation
Other Types of Analyses
Using the Practitioner's Policy Analysis Workbook
Chapter Summary
Practitioner's Interaction Review
The Problem of Unanticipated Consequences
Recognizing Environmental Texture
Some Causes of Unanticipated Consequences
Lessons from Chaos Theory
Chaos, the Weather, and Social Welfare Policy
Methods of Anticipating the Unanticipated
Contingency Planning: Preparing for the Unexpected
Using the Practitioner's Policy Analysis Workbook
Chapter Summary
Summarizing the Analysis
Identifying Important Information
Formulating a Report
Producing Effective Policy Documents
Preparing Verbal Presentations
Using the Practitioner's Policy Analysis Workbook
Chapter Summary
Taking Action
Developing an Action Plan
Dealing with VIBES
Dealing with Alliances
Gaining Public Support
Adjusting the Action Plan
Using the Practitioner's Policy Analysis Workbook
Chapter Summary
Index