Social Policy and Social Programs: A Method for the Practical Public Policy Analyst / Edition 3

Social Policy and Social Programs: A Method for the Practical Public Policy Analyst / Edition 3

by Donald E. Chambers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205291481

ISBN-13: 9780205291489

Pub. Date: 06/11/1999

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

This book provides a framework for the analysis of historical social programs as well as guidelines for designing new programs and improving existing ones. Most notably, it offers a method for analyzing personal social services such as counseling and the personal, therapeutic, supportive helping that most social workers generally do, as opposed to…  See more details below

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This book provides a framework for the analysis of historical social programs as well as guidelines for designing new programs and improving existing ones. Most notably, it offers a method for analyzing personal social services such as counseling and the personal, therapeutic, supportive helping that most social workers generally do, as opposed to merely "hard benefits" such as food stamps, cash, or housing vouchers. To help readers make the transition from theory to practice, an example chapter applies the method of analysis presented in the book to a specific community mental health program and presents the results of that analysis. Early chapters offer a history of social problem perspectives as well as social program and policy provisions, followed by guidelines for locating important court decisions that shape the way a social program or policy is implemented. New sections on evaluation present evaluative criteria for judging the effectiveness of major policy and program elements, and apply these criteria to evaluating and improving existing programs and creating new ones. This edition adds new social programs to the discussion and updates the programs covered in the Second Edition to include the latest changes. For anyone involved in evaluating or developing social programs.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205291489
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
06/11/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.97(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1Creating the Context for Social Policy Analysis: The Social Problem and Historical Context1
Introduction: The Problem of Policy for Practitioners1
Ch. 1Analyzing the Social Problem Background of Social Policies and Social Programs7
Ch. 2Creating the Context for the Analysis of Social Policies: Understanding the Historical Context35
Ch. 3The Judiciary as a Shaper of Social Policy, Program, and Practice51
Pt. 2A Style of Policy Analysis for the Practical Public Policy Analyst67
Introduction: Analyzing Policy and Program Design67
Ch. 4An Overview of a Style of Policy Analysis69
Ch. 5The Analysis of Policy Goals and Objectives97
Ch. 6Analysis of Forms of Benefits and Services131
Ch. 7Analysis of Types of Entitlement Rules (Who Gets What, How Much, and Under What Conditions)151
Ch. 8Analysis of Service-Delivery Systems and Social Program and Policy Design191
Ch. 9Concepts for Analysis of Methods of Financing217
Ch. 10Analysis of Interactions among Policy Elements245
Pt. 3Analysis of Social Policies and Social Programs Using Basic Concepts and Evaluation Criteria: An Example257
Introduction257
Ch. 11An Analysis of the Social Policy and Social Program Features Embedded in the Community Mental Health Centers Acts of 1975 and 1980 and Related Subsequent Legislation259
Index295

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