Connecting Policy to Practice in the Human Services

Paperback | July 10, 2015

byBrad McKenzie, Brian Wharf

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The fourth edition of Connecting Policy to Practice carefully examines how policies are developed and implemented, and offers future practitioners and policy-makers the knowledge and tools they need to begin building more inclusive models of policy-making - models that will empower front-lineservice workers and lead to improved outcomes for service users.

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The fourth edition of Connecting Policy to Practice carefully examines how policies are developed and implemented, and offers future practitioners and policy-makers the knowledge and tools they need to begin building more inclusive models of policy-making - models that will empower front-lineservice workers and lead to improved outcome...

Brad McKenzie is professor emeritus of social work at the University of Manitoba. He has held administrative positions as the acting associate dean, the first director of the Winnipeg Education Centre's Social Work Program (1981-1987), coordinator of field instruction, and chair of the graduate program committee. His primary teaching ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.63 inPublished:July 10, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199011060

ISBN - 13:9780199011063

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Note: All chapters include- Chapter objectives- Introduction- Summary and conclusionList of Figures and TablesAcknowledgementsIntroduction- General Goals- Definitions- The Principle of Affected Interests- Policy-Making in the Human Services: Whose Responsibility?- Box: Policy Practice and Direct Practice1. Ideology and the Social and Political Environment of Policy-Making- Ideology, Politics, and Public Policy- Ideology and Social Welfare- Neo-liberalism and Public Policy- Box: Economic Globalization and the Exploitation of Workers in the Developing World- Box: Program Retrenchment in Unemployment Insurance- Poverty and Inequality NEW- Box: Inequality and CEO SalariesBrad McKenzie and Pete Hudson: 2. Making Social Policy in Canada: Structures and Processes- Social Policy and the Federal GovernmentBox: Common Types of Interest Groups and Their Definitions- Social Policy and the Provincial Government- Social Policy and the Voluntary Sector NEW- Box: Wood's Homes: From Charity to a Major Multi-service Agency- Box: Barrier-Free Manitoba- Organizational Policy-Making3. Policy-Making and Policy-Makers- Theories of Public Policy- Box: Public Choice and the 2013 Senate Scandal NEW- Who Makes Social Policy?- Policy-Making Models and Their Connection to Practice- Box: Incrementalism in Juvenile Justice- Box: Assessment of Risk in Child Welfare: Mixed Scanning in Action- Box: Policy-Making Often Involves a Combination of Planning Models4. The Policy-Making Process- Policy-Making Stages- Box: Learning Activity: Formulating Alternatives for Poverty Reduction- Box: Linking Research to Policy Development- Box: Using Policy Research to Provide Information for Policy Analysis- Box: Campaigning for Welfare Rate Increases5. The Implementation Stage- Perspectives on Implementation- Box: An Implementation Disaster- Implementing Complex Policies: Lessons to Be Learned- The World of the Front-Line Practitioner- Centralization and Decentralization: The Variable of Distance- Building Capacity for Implementing Innovations6. Making Policy for Social Change from Inside the System- Citizen Participation and Community Collaboration- Box: Action for Community Change- Box: Rebuilding the Neighbourhood- Small-Scale Policy-Making Processes- Box: Developing Community-Based Innovation in Ukraine- Enhancing Participation in General Models of Planning and Policy Analysis- Box: Child Welfare Collaboration in Newcomer Communities- Community-Based Services and Community Governance7. Influencing Policy from Outside the System- Unions and Professional Organizations- Think Tanks- Advocacy Groups and Social Movements- Whistle-Blowing- Box: The Case of Nancy Oliveri- Box: Whistle-Blowing Protection- Social Media, Individual Advocacy, and Legal Actions NEWMarilyn Callahan: 8. Chalk and Cheese: Feminist Thinking and Policy-Making- Feminist Thinking- Feminist Thinking and the Challenge of Connecting Policy and Practice- Box: Principles of Gender-Based AnalysisBruce Wallace and Tim Richards: 9. Policy Resistance: The Rise and Fall of Welfare Time Limits in BC- The Rise of Welfare Time Limits - 2001-2- The Erosion of Time Limits from within the Ministry - Spring 2003- A Groundswell of Public Opposition - Summer and Fall 2003- Government Capitulation - Spring 2004- Resisting Regressive Welfare Policies: Lessons Learned10. Policy-Making and Indigenous Peoples in Canada- Background- Indigenous Knowledge, Anti-colonialism, Resistance, and Resilience NEW- Indigenous Approaches to Policy-Making- Box: An Indigenist Ideological Framework for Social Policy Analysis NEW- Case Studies in Collaborative Policy-Making- Box: Community Governance at an Agency Level- When Collaboration FailsConclusion- Policy-Practice for Progressive Policy-Making- Policy-Practice, and Critical Social WorkAppendix: Annotated Websites and Selected JournalsGlossaryReferencesIndex

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"The new chapter on ideology, poverty, and inequality provides a masterful overview that encourages critical thinking." --Jane Arscott, Athabasca University