Social Welfare Policy Analysis and Choices

Routledge (Verlag)
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  • erschienen am 1. Februar 2013
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  • 408 Seiten
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Social Welfare Policy Analysis and Choices gives you a thorough introduction to social welfare policy analysis. The knowledge you'll gain from its pages will enable you to understand and evaluate individual policy issues and choices by exploring the possible choices, the effects and implications of each alternative choice, and the factors that influence each choice.Social Welfare Policy Analysis and Choices provides frameworks for making basic social policy choices and applying them to specific instances. You'll find its depth of insight into the larger framework in which social policy decisions are made--beliefs, values, and interests--and its historical perspective on current ",new", issues unique and invaluable. The book's approach is to develop a framework for looking at the underlying issues, ideologies, social and economic forces, culture, and institutionalized inequalities that are constant within this changing mass. Specifically, Social Welfare Policy Analysis and Choices provides frameworks for looking at beliefs about: human nature the nature of society ways of thinking values and the moral and ethical implications of those values roots of those values in religion, culture, historical traditions, myths, and rationalized self-interestsThe insight offered in Social Welfare Policy Analysis and Choices will allow you to determine your own positioning, understand for strategic purposes what direction opponents, potential allies, and others are coming from, and develop a priorities perspective to guide compromises when the optimum policy is not attainable.
  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Für höhere Schule und Studium
978-1-136-38243-7 (9781136382437)
1136382437 (1136382437)
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I. Policy Choice and Intervention

Social Welfare Policy: When and Where?
What is Social Policy?
Three Policy Sectors
De Jure, De Facto, and Default Policy
Types of Benefits: Material, Therapeutic, or Opportunity
Forms of Delivery: In-Kind, Cash, or Voucher
The Scope of Social Policy
Making Choices
Policy Analysis
Making Policy Choices
Policy Interventions
No Hiding Place
Where to Intervene
When to Intervene
Degrees of Intervention
Changing the System
Radical Change
Rules of the Game
Changing Agent Behavior
Supplementing the Hosts
Social Policy and the Courts
II. Foundations for Choice
What's True: Facts and Beliefs
Being Logical
Scientific and Nonscientific Reasoning
Three Sources of "Facts"
Biases and Hermeneutics
What's Right: Values and Interests
Values and Interests Entwined
Ethics: Ends and Means
Ethics: Gray Areas
The Human Condition: Jewels, Jackals, or Junk?
What is a Person Worth?
Noble or Base?
Free Will or Determinism?
Human Nature and the Causes of Poverty
III. Fundamental Value Choices
Fairness: Equality, Equity, or Adequacy?
Distributive Justice: What is Fair?
Multiple Tiers: Adequacy Plus Equity
Nonfairness Doctrines
Inequality and Redistribution
Negative Freedom and Individualism
Four Kinds of "Liberal"
Negative Freedom
Limiting Freedom
Classical Individualism
Individualism and Trusteeship
Positive Freedom and Fraternite
Positive Freedom
Procedural Justice
Affirmative Action
Mixed Reality
Economic Animals?
Economic Reductionism
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Alternatives: Cost Utility and Cost Effectiveness
Putting a Price on Intangibles
Welfare Economics
The Protestant Work Ethic
Part of the Package
IV. Economic and Social Market Choices
The Economic Market
A Market Economy
Pros and Cons of the "Free" Economic Market
Traditional Economies
Command Economies
Mixed Economies
The Social State
Fiscal Interventions
Monetary Interventions
Supply-Side Economics
Limitations of All Supply-and-Demand Strategies
Levels of Intervention
The Social Market
Economic and Social Markets
Diswelfares and the Economic Market
Private Social Market Supplement: Charity
Public Social Market Supplement: The Welfare State
How Much Socail Market Can We Afford?
Ideology and the Welfare State
V. Huma Service Delivery Choices
Benefits: Broad or Begrudged?
A Social Responsibility Hierarchy
Backward of Forward-Looking?
Institutional or Residual
Universal or Selective
Selective Criteria
Mixing the Models
Rights or Alms?
Full Entitlement
Private Entitlement
Conditioanl Entitlement
Administrative Appeals
Court Adjudication
Public, Voluntary, or Commercial?
Legal Distinctions
Traditional Views of Each
Blurring of Distinctions
Church and State
Public Funding of Sectarian Services in the United States
What Sector When?
Paying for It?
Restricted and Unrestricted Subsidies
Federal Subsidies: Grants
Federal Subsidies: Tax Expenditures
Third-Party Purchase of Service
Setting the Price
Cost Controls
Prepaid Managed Care
Centralized or Decentralized?
Direct National Administration
Federalism: Public Decentralization
Nonprofit Privatization
Commercial Privatization
Parapublic Institutions
In Conclusion
Appendix: A Framework for Analyzing a Pol

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