Affecting Change Social Workers in the Political Arena

ISBN-10: 0801330343

ISBN-13: 9780801330346

Edition: 4th 2000

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Book details

List price: $63.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/19/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 220
Size: 7.01" wide x 9.25" long x 0.19" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
About the Authors
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
Conclusion
Assignments
Suggested Readings
References
The Debate
Some Perspectives
When Karen Met Harry: Unfaithful Angels Disputed
Conclusion
Assignments
Suggested Readings
References
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
Assignments
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
Assignments
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
Assignments
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
Email
Telephoning
Face-to-Face Lobbying
Testifying
Lobbying and Nonprofits
Conclusion
Assignments
Suggested Readings
References
Tools to Influence and Organize Others
Ten Phases of a Social Movement
Strategy
Influencing Others
Coalition Building
Technology Used to Organize Others
Cable Television
The Internet
Email
Gimmicks
Using the Media
Newspapers
Radio
Television
Examples of Organizing Others
Conclusion
Assignments
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
Assignments
Suggested Readings
References
Political Action Committees
Why Is a PAC Organized?
Process of Selection
Candidate Endorsements
Targeting
Fall Out
Idealism versus Winning
Conclusion
Assignments
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
How to Volunteer for a Campaign
Conclusion
Assignments
Suggested Readings
References
Social Workers as Politicians
Respondents Characteristics
Deciding to Run
Building a Constituent Base
Campaigning
Realities of Office
Recommendations
Conclusion
Assignments
Suggested Readings
References
All Social Work Is Political
Where to Start
Just Do It
People Influence People
You Can Make a Difference
Advocacy Is Not for Wimps
Speak Out
Just Say No
Conclusion
Assignments
Suggested Reading
References
Glossary of Legislative Terms
Web Sites
Index
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