American Social Welfare Policy: A Pluralist Approach with Research Navigator

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Now featuring a full color design, the best-selling text for policy analysis provides students with a comprehensive overview of social welfare policy in the United States while examining cutting-edge issues. Thoroughly updatedand revisedto reflect the impact of dramatic changes in social welfare policy, theResearch Navigator Fifth Editioncontinues to focus on how the major sectors of social welfare policy-the voluntary, governmental, and corporate sectors-operate and co-exist (the "pluralist approach"), while also offering a clear, user-friendly framework for policy analysis. New!TheResearch Navigator editionincludes48pages of additional material in the frontmatter, featuring a chapter-by-chapter update on various policy issues, changes in Congress and legislation since publication of the 5/e in July 2005. (Note: frontmatter numbered as RN-1, etc, so it does not affect the pagination of the original 5/e, therefore no need to change syllabi if currently using the 5/e of Karger). New! "Research Activities" at the end of each chapter in frontmatter to help students think critically about social welfare and conduct additional research in areas of interest. New!An access code forResearch Navigator is now includedon the inside front cover. (Research Navigatortrade;is the easiest way for students to start a research assignment or research paper. Complete with extensive help on the research process and four exclusive databases of credible and reliable source material including the EBSCO Academic Journal and Abstract Database,New York TimesSearch by Subject Archive, "Best of the Web" Link Library, andFinancial TimesArticle Archive and Company Financials, Research Navigator helps students quickly and efficiently make the most of their research time.)

Table of Contents

Each chapter concludes with Conclusion, Discussion Questions, and Notes
Social Policy and the American Welfare State Definitions of Social Welfare Policy
Social Problems and Social Welfare Policy
Social Work and Social Policy
Values, Ideology, and Social Welfare Policy
The Political Economy of American Social Welfare
The U.S. Economic Continuum
Keynesian Economics
Conservative or Free Market Economics
Democratic Socialism
The U.S. Political Continuum
Liberalism and Left-of-Center Movements
Classical Conservatives and the Far Right The Welfare Philosophers and the Neoconservative Think Tanks
Social Welfare Policy Research: a Framework for Policy Analysis A Proposed Model for Policy Analysis Historical Background of the Policy
Problem(s) That Necessitate the Policy Policy Description
Policy Analysis
Researching and Analyzing Social Policies Social Policy Research and the Internet Journals and Online Research
Online Data Collection
Ethical Concerns Related to Online Research Involving Human Subjects
Finding and Accessing Online Information
Citing and Documenting Information Obtained Online
Evaluating Reliable and Legitimate Internet Sources
Electronic Journals: An Increasingly Popular Venue
Online Publishing
Religion and Social Welfare Policy
Religious Antecedents of Welfare Statism The English Poor Laws Church, State, and Social Welfare in Colonial America
The Second Great Awakening The Civil War Era The Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
The Rise Of Social Work As A Profession Urban Needs
During Industrialization Charity Organization Societies Settlement Houses
The Social Casework Agency
The Progressive Movement Religion and the Post-Industrial Welfare State
The Fundamentalist Controversy and Its Aftermath The Great Depression and New Deal Patterns of Religious Change Religion and the New Media Secularization
The Reawakening of a Religious Social Conscience and the Great Society
The Continuing Decline of Mainline Influence
The New Christian Right
Discrimination in American Society Discrimination
The Minority Middle Class Discrimination against African Americans
The "Diswelfare" of African Americans
Hispanic Americans
The Demography of Hispanic Americans
Hispanic Poverty and Income
Diversity in the Hispanic Population
Native Americans
Asian Americans
Immigrants and Immigration
Women and Society
Violence and Sexism
The Feminization of Poverty
Women and Low-Income Work
Women and Work
Income and Job Dispari
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