Social Welfare Policy

Social Welfare Policy : From Theory to Policy Practice

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This book should be of interest to students on social welfare policy courses.show more

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  • Hardback | 350 pages
  • 167.64 x 233.68 x 25.4mm | 907.18g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • 0534126006
  • 9780534126001

Table of contents

Part One: An introduction to the practice of social welfare policy. Why study social welfare policy, as well as the practice of policy anyway? Part Two: Analytic skills in policy practice. Analytic skills in policy practice: defining, measuring and conceptualizing social problems. Policy analysis: recurring policy options in the human services. Thinking analytically: from social and policy problems to policy proposals. Part Three: "Non-rational" components of policy practice: political, interactional and value-clarification skills. Political skills in policy research: power and assertiveness. Developing political strategy. Interpersonal and process skills in policy practice. Value clarification and moral reasoning. An extended policy practice case: the evolution of the child development act. Part Four: Social welfare policy in action: a framework and six policy practice roles. The policy practitioner in action. Social welfare policy in action. Part Five: Social welfare policy in the post-enactment phases of implementation and assessment. Implementing policies. From assessment to leadership: policy practice at the cutting edge of professional work.show more

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