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Analyzing Social Policy [electronic resource] : Multiple Perspectives for Critically Understanding and Evaluating Policy

By: Contributor(s): Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9780470452035Publication details: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2011.ISBN:
  • 9781118044179
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Analyzing Social Policy : Multiple Perspectives for Critically Understanding and Evaluating PolicyDDC classification:
  • 320.6 361.61
LOC classification:
  • HN17.5.O26 2010
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Contents:
Analyzing Social Policy: Multiple Perspectives for Critically Understanding and Evaluating Policy; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 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; 2 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 StudySERVICE, ENGAGEMENT, AND VOLUNTEERISM: WHAT'S THE POLICY ALL ABOUT?; 3 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; 4 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 LEJANO'S NORMATIVE POLICY ANALYSISUSING 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
USING PRIGMORE AND ATHERTON'S POLICY ANALYSIS APPROACHUSING GUBA'S POLICY-IN-ACTION APPROACH; USING AN IMPACT-ANALYSIS APPROACH; DISCUSSION; CONCLUSION; DISCUSSION QUESTIONS; 7 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; 8 Applications in Critical Policy Analysis; USING MARX'S HISTORICAL OR DIALECTICAL METHOD; ANALYZING CULTURAL RESPONSIVENESS IN POLICY FORMULATION AT THE ORGANIZATIONAL LEVEL
USING SEGAL AND BRUZUZY'S QUESTIONS FOR SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY ANALYSISDISCUSSION; CONCLUDING REMARKS ABOUT RATIONAL POLICY ANALYSIS; DISCUSSION QUESTIONS; 5 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; 6 Applications in Nonrational Policy Analysis; USING STONE'S POLICY PARADOX APPROACH; USING KINGDON'S POLICY PRIMEVAL SOUP OR GARBAGE CAN APPROACH
Summary: From formulation to implementation, an approach to the analysis of social policy through the lens of research Analyzing Social Policy prepares professionals and students to make better informed decisions related to identifying and understanding the intricacies and potential impact of social policymaking and enactment on their organization as well as their individual responsibilities, goals, and objectives. Authors Mary Katherine O'Connor and F. Ellen Netting thoroughly examine various approaches to the analysis of social policies and how these approaches provide the knowledge
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Analyzing Social Policy: Multiple Perspectives for Critically Understanding and Evaluating Policy; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 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; 2 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 StudySERVICE, ENGAGEMENT, AND VOLUNTEERISM: WHAT'S THE POLICY ALL ABOUT?; 3 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; 4 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 LEJANO'S NORMATIVE POLICY ANALYSISUSING 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

USING PRIGMORE AND ATHERTON'S POLICY ANALYSIS APPROACHUSING GUBA'S POLICY-IN-ACTION APPROACH; USING AN IMPACT-ANALYSIS APPROACH; DISCUSSION; CONCLUSION; DISCUSSION QUESTIONS; 7 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; 8 Applications in Critical Policy Analysis; USING MARX'S HISTORICAL OR DIALECTICAL METHOD; ANALYZING CULTURAL RESPONSIVENESS IN POLICY FORMULATION AT THE ORGANIZATIONAL LEVEL

USING SEGAL AND BRUZUZY'S QUESTIONS FOR SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY ANALYSISDISCUSSION; CONCLUDING REMARKS ABOUT RATIONAL POLICY ANALYSIS; DISCUSSION QUESTIONS; 5 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; 6 Applications in Nonrational Policy Analysis; USING STONE'S POLICY PARADOX APPROACH; USING KINGDON'S POLICY PRIMEVAL SOUP OR GARBAGE CAN APPROACH

From formulation to implementation, an approach to the analysis of social policy through the lens of research Analyzing Social Policy prepares professionals and students to make better informed decisions related to identifying and understanding the intricacies and potential impact of social policymaking and enactment on their organization as well as their individual responsibilities, goals, and objectives. Authors Mary Katherine O'Connor and F. Ellen Netting thoroughly examine various approaches to the analysis of social policies and how these approaches provide the knowledge