Becoming an Effective Policy Advocate: From Policy Practice to Social Justice / Edition 3

Becoming an Effective Policy Advocate: From Policy Practice to Social Justice / Edition 3

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by Bruce S. Jansson
     
 

Encouraging social workers and social work students to become participants in efforts to build a more humane society, this text shows how effective policy practitioners combine solid research and analysis with political skills to get their proposals approved by decision makers. The book guides readers through the process of agenda setting, problem analysis, and… See more details below

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Encouraging social workers and social work students to become participants in efforts to build a more humane society, this text shows how effective policy practitioners combine solid research and analysis with political skills to get their proposals approved by decision makers. The book guides readers through the process of agenda setting, problem analysis, and proposal writing through policy enactment, implementation, and assessment. This fourth edition presents two new models of policy practice, a new chapter on ballot- based policy advocacy, an expanded discussion of ideology, and new Web topics and exercises. The author is affiliated with the University of Southern California. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534355203
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
07/28/1998
Series:
Social Work Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
425
Product dimensions:
7.56(w) x 9.55(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1Policy Practice and Policy Advocacy: The Fourth Dimension of Social Work Practice1
Ch. 1Why Engage in Policy Practice and Policy Advocacy?3
Ch. 2Ethical, Analytic, and Political Rationales for Engaging in Policy Advocacy29
Ch. 3A Policy Practice Framework for Policy Advocates: Skills, Tasks, and Actions61
Ch. 4The Big Picture: Policy Practice in Governmental, Community, and Agency Settings89
Pt. 2Preparatory Work: Building Agendas, Analyzing Problems, and Writing Proposals121
Ch. 5Building Agendas123
Ch. 6Analyzing Problems147
Ch. 7Finding Policy Options179
Ch. 8Writing Policy Proposals209
Ch. 9Policy Persuasion231
Pt. 3Policy Advocates and the Political Process257
Ch. 10Understanding "Power" and "Politics"259
Ch. 11Developing and Using Power285
Ch. 12Developing Political Strategy309
Ch. 13Putting Political Strategy into Action327
Pt. 4After Enacting Policy355
Ch. 14Securing the Implementation of Policies357
Ch. 15Assessing Policy Implementation389
Appendix407
Name Index411
Subject Index417

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