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Strategic perspectives on social policy

Publisher: Burlington : Elsevier Science : Pergamon Press, ©2013.
Series: Pergamon international library of science, technology, engineering, and social studies.
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Strategic Perspectives on Social Policy is a collection of readings that provide insights into social policy processes, analysis, and implication. The goal is to locate social policy within a context that suggests the possibility of a wider array of choices for the policymakers. The distinction between social policy and social program is given emphasis. This book has 14 chapters divided into four sections. The first  Read more...
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Tropman, John E.
Strategic Perspectives on Social Policy : Pergamon International Library of Science, Technology, Engineering and Social Studies.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
ISBN: 9781483153131 1483153134 1322321965 9781322321967
OCLC Number: 897642347
Description: 1 online resource (382 pages).
Contents: Front Cover; Strategic Perspectives on Social Policy; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Contributors; THE EDITORS; FOREWORD; PREFACE; PART I: Policy as Politics; CHAPTER 1. The Politics of Policy; INTRODUCTION; 1. The Boundaries of Social Policy; 2. Policy-Making Is Politics; CHAPTER 2. Social Science and Social Policy; INTRODUCTION; 3. Putting Sociology into Policy; 4. The Political Science Profession, Political Knowledge and Public Policy; CHAPTER 3. Societal Values and Social Policy; INTRODUCTION; 5. Benign Neglect in the United States. 6. Societal Values and Social Policy: Implications for Social WorkPART II: Skill Phases in the Policy Process; CHAPTER 4. Policy Research and Analysis; 7. Policy Analysis; 8. An Advocate's Process Outline for Policy Analysis: The Case of Welfare Reform; CHAPTER 5. Policy Development and Structuring; 9. Ideas Into Programs; 10. On Commissionship-Presidential Variety; CHAPTER 6. Policy Purveyance and Implementation; 11. Policy Sciences Perspectives On Implementation Processes; 12. Politics and the Implementation of Policy; CHAPTER 7. Policy Assessment and Evaluation. 13. On Comparing Income Maintenance Alternatives14. The Political Economy of Efficiency: Cost-Benefit Analysis, Systems Analysis, and Program Budgeting; PART III: The Loci of Social Change; CHAPTER 8. The Individual and the Group; 15. Strategies for Social IMobility: A Policy Framework; CHAPTER 9. The Organization; 16. Commitment and Conflict in a Normative Organization; CHAPTER 10. The Community; Rancorous Conflict in Community Politics; CHAPTER 11. The Society; 18. Programs and Poverty: Federal Aid in the Domestic and International Systems. 19. Institutional Obstacles To Reallocating Government ExpendituresPART IV: Organization and Structure for Policy Tasks; CHAPTER 12. The Policy Technician; 20. What Every Social Worker Should Know About Political Action; 21. Drama and Advocacy Planning; CHAPTER 13. The Policy Organization; 22. The Roles of Private Consultants in Urban Governing; CHAPTER 14. Social Policy and Social Change; 23. Policy vs. Program in the '70's; APPENDIX: Suggested Frameworks for the Study of Social Policies and Social Programs; 24. A General Framework for Social Policy Analysis. 25. Guidelines for Analysis of a Social Welfare ProgramSelected Journals & Periodicals; General Readings; Name Index; Subject Index.
Series Title: Pergamon international library of science, technology, engineering, and social studies.
Responsibility: editors, John E. Tropman [and others].

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Strategic Perspectives on Social Policy is a collection of readings that provide insights into social policy processes, analysis, and implication. The goal is to locate social policy within a context that suggests the possibility of a wider array of choices for the policymakers. The distinction between social policy and social program is given emphasis. This book has 14 chapters divided into four sections. The first section deals with the relation between politics and policy, with emphasis on the link between social science and social policy as well as on the influence of social values on the.

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