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Analyzing Social Policy

Multiple Perspectives for Critically Understanding and Evaluating Policy

Wiley, J,
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From formulation to implementation, an approach to the analysisof social policy through the lens of research
Analyzing Social Policy prepares professionals andstudents to make better informed decisions related to identifyingand understanding the intricacies and potential impact of socialpolicymaking and enactment on their organization as well as theirindividual responsibilities, goals, and objectives.
Authors Mary Katherine O'Connor and F. Ellen Netting thoroughlyexamine various approaches to the analysis of social policies andhow these approaches provide the knowledge, multiple perspectives,and other resources to understand and grasp the nuances of socialpolicy in all its complexity.
Comprehensive and based on research, Analyzing Social Policyexplores:
* An overview of the practice of social policy analysis
* The role of research in guiding policy analysis
* The idea of policy analyses as research
* Themes, assumptions, and major theories that undergird rationalmodels of policy analysis
* Nonrational themes, assumptions, and major theories informingnontraditional interpretive and critical approaches to policyanalysis
* Strategies for applying selected models and approaches whenengaging in policy analysis as research
Providing practitioners and students with a set of tools thatcan be used to enhance an understanding of what constitutes policyas well as acceptable standards for critical analysis of policy,this resource enables policy advocates--regardless of theirlevel--to be political, strategic, and critical in theirwork.


Titel: Analyzing Social Policy
Autoren/Herausgeber: Mary Katherine O'Connor, F. Ellen Netting
Ausgabe: 1. Auflage

ISBN/EAN: 9781118044179

Seitenzahl: 336
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch

Mary Katherine O'Connor, MSW, PhD, is a Professor in theSchool of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University where shehas taught in the MSW and PhD programs for over twenty years. Shehas authored or coauthored numerous books, chapters, and journalarticles in the areas of public child welfare practice, services tostreet children, and qualitative research method development.
F. Ellen Netting, MSSW, PhD, is a Professor of SocialWork and Samuel S. Wurtzel Chair at Virginia CommonwealthUniversity where she teaches in the BSW, MSW, and PhD programs. Shehas authored or coauthored numerous books, chapters, and journalarticles in the areas of health and human service delivery issuesfor frail elders, as well as nonprofit management concerns. - Newsletter
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