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Affecting Change : Social Workers in the Political Arena

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Edition:
6th
ISBN13:

9780205474660

ISBN10:
0205474667
Format:
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

An action-oriented text, the Sixth Edition of Affecting Change continues to provide new ideas and strategies to help students become better advocates for their future clients.Updated to reflect advances in technology and changes in social welfare policy, this revision shows students how to develop political action skills. This practical, step-by-step guide focuses on advocacy as the central mission of social work practice. New material and personal scenarios involving social workers who have made a difference-senators, representatives, and officials in the political arena-serve to inspire students. Revised and expanded chapters show how social work skills can be most effective, whether by impacting the political arena as a social worker or running for office.

Table of Contents

Foreword xiii
Barbara A. Mikulski
Preface xv
About the Authors xix
All Social Work Is Political
1(5)
Reference
5(1)
Social Work Values versus Politics
6(17)
The Professional Code of Ethics
8(2)
Primary Principles: Social Justice and Empowerment
10(2)
Specialization versus Systemic Solutions
12(1)
Self-Determination versus Compromise
13(3)
Emotional Neutrality versus Client Self-Interest
16(1)
Impartiality versus Partisan Politics
17(1)
Conclusion
18(2)
Assignments
20(1)
Suggested Readings
21(1)
References
21(2)
The Emergence of a Social Work Polity
23(23)
The Reform Period
29(2)
The New Deal and Beyond
31(1)
The War on Poverty
32(1)
Social Action Models
33(2)
Federalism
35(2)
The New Federalism
37(1)
The 1990s
38(2)
The George ``Dubya'' Bush Era
40(1)
Conclusion
41(2)
Assignments
43(1)
Suggested Readings
43(1)
References
44(2)
The Debate
46(18)
Some Perspectives
48(2)
When Karen Met Harry: Unfaithful Angels Disputed
50(11)
Conclusion
61(1)
Assignments
62(1)
Suggested Readings
62(1)
References
63(1)
Policy Models for Political Advocacy
64(18)
Models Defined
68(5)
Institutional Model
68(1)
Process Model
69(1)
Group Theory Model
70(1)
Elite Theory Model
71(1)
Rational Model
72(1)
Incremental Model
73(1)
A Proactive Approach to Policy Development
73(2)
Policy Analysis
75(1)
Policy Evaluation
76(3)
Effort
77(1)
Quality
77(1)
Effectiveness
77(1)
Efficiency
78(1)
Conclusion
79(1)
Assignments
80(1)
Suggested Readings
81(1)
References
81(1)
The Practitioner's Influence on Policy
82(14)
Information Dissemination
83(3)
Documentation
83(1)
Testimony
84(1)
Expert Witness
85(1)
Written Communication
86(1)
Client Empowerment
86(2)
Enabler/Advocate Role
86(1)
Evaluator/Consultant Role
87(1)
Voter Registration
87(1)
Hatch Act
88(1)
The Executive's Role in Influencing Policy
89(2)
Influencing Policy: An Illustration
91(3)
Conclusion
94(1)
Assignments
94(1)
Suggested Readings
94(1)
References
94(2)
Influence through Lobbying
96(20)
Social Work Skills in the Political Process
98(2)
The Political Process
100(1)
The Politician
101(1)
The Informal Political Process
102(1)
Lobbying Groundwork
102(2)
Goal Setting
102(1)
Strategy Setting
102(2)
Lobbying Methods
104(9)
Letter Writing
105(3)
Telephoning
108(1)
Face-to-Face Lobbying
108(2)
Testifying
110(3)
Lobbying and Nonprofits
113(1)
Conclusion
114(1)
Assignments
114(1)
Suggested Readings
115(1)
References
115(1)
Tools to Influence and Organize Others
116(17)
Ten Phases of a Social Movement
117(1)
Strategy
118(1)
Coalition Building
119(1)
Technology
120(2)
Gimmicks
122(1)
Using the Media
123(4)
Newspapers
123(1)
Radio
123(3)
Television
126(1)
Examples of Organizing Others
127(4)
Conclusion
131(1)
Assignments
132(1)
Suggested Readings
132(1)
References
132(1)
Monitoring the Bureaucracy
133(13)
Promulgating the Rules
134(2)
Rule Implementation and Agency Compliance
136(4)
Budget Allocations
138(2)
Administrative Changes or Executive Orders
140(1)
Social Work Skills
140(4)
Conclusion
144(1)
Assignments
144(1)
Suggested Readings
145(1)
References
145(1)
Political Action Committees
146(14)
Why Is a PAC Organized?
148(2)
Process of Selection
150(3)
Candidate Endorsements
153(1)
Targeting
154(1)
Fallout
155(2)
Idealism versus Winning
157(1)
Conclusion
158(1)
Assignments
159(1)
Suggested Readings
159(1)
References
159(1)
The Campaign
160(16)
Components of the Campaign
161(3)
Time
162(1)
Money
163(1)
People
163(1)
Campaign Management
164(4)
The Campaign Manager: Who Really Runs the Campaign?
165(1)
Voter Contact
166(1)
Targeting
167(1)
Issues
168(1)
Social Workers and Campaigns
169(2)
What to Expect When Volunteering
171(2)
How to Volunteer for a Campaign
173(1)
Conclusion
174(1)
Assignments
175(1)
Suggested Readings
175(1)
References
175(1)
Social Workers as Politicians
176(18)
Respondent Characteristics
178(1)
Deciding to Run
179(1)
Building a Constituent Base
180(2)
Campaigning
182(2)
Realities of Office
184(3)
Recommendations
187(1)
Conclusion
188(4)
Assignments
192(1)
Suggested Readings
192(1)
References
193(1)
Jump In
194(13)
Where to Start
195(1)
Just Do It
195(2)
Do It Early
197(1)
People Influence People
197(1)
You Can Make a Difference
198(1)
Advocacy Is Not for Wimps
199(3)
Speak Out
202(1)
Just Say No
203(1)
Conclusion
203(2)
Assignments
205(1)
Suggested Reading
206(1)
References
206(1)
Glossary of Legislative Terms 207(7)
Websites 214(10)
Index 224


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