Social Welfare Policy Analysis and Choices

 
Hobart A Burch (Autor)
 
Routledge (Verlag)
1. Auflage | erschienen am 1. Februar 2013 | 408 Seiten
 
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978-1-136-38243-7 (ISBN)
 
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 | Großbritannien
Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Contents
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 Intents Effects Policy Interventions No Hiding Place Where to Intervene When to Intervene Degrees of Intervention Changing the System Radical Change Reform 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 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? Equality Equity Adequacy 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 Fraternite 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 Introduction Enhancement Fiscal Interventions Monetary Interventions Supply-Side Economics Limitations of All Supply-and-Demand Strategies Regulation 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? Rights Full Entitlement Private Entitlement Conditioanl Entitlement Administrative Appeals Court Adjudication Public, Voluntary, or Commercial? Legal Distinctions Traditional Views of Each Ideologies 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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