This brief resource sets out a rights-based framework for
policy analysis that allows social workers to enhance their long-term vision as
well as their current practice. It introduces the emerging P.A.N.E.
(Participation, Accountability, Non-discrimination, Equity) model for evaluating
social policy, comparing it with the traditional needs-based charity model in
terms of not only effectiveness and efficiency but also inclusion and justice. Recognized
standards for human rights are used to identify values crucial to informing policy
goals. Exercises, key documents, and an extended example illustrate both the processes
of creating empowering social policy and its best and most meaningful outcomes.
Included in the coverage:
and needs-based approaches to social policy analysis.
and international human rights instruments.
social policies in legal and institutional frameworks.
social issues from a human rights frame.
progress on the realization of human rights.
analysis of maternity, paternity, and parental leaves in the United States.
For social workers and social work researchers, A Rights-Based Approach to Social Policy Analysis
gives readers a modern platform for achieving the highest goals of the
field. It also makes a worthwhile class text for social work programs.