Social Policy Exam #2

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The exam consists of material on:
Chapter 5: The Implementation Stage
Chapter 6: Inclusive...
 
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Chapter 5: The Implementation Stage
 
-This is the stage of policy making where policy and practice become inseparable.
-Practitioners...
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Practitioners or front line workers have a variety of options for influencing a policy:
 
1) They can implement the policy as intended
2)They can enhance benefits for service users...
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Clearance Points:
 
Policies encounter crucial junctures where opportunities exist to alter direction. The longer...
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Top-Down Approach
 
An approach to implementation where head office takes charge of the process and proceeds down...
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Bottom-up or Backwards Mapping
 
Policy making as starting at the source of the problem, those most affected such as service...
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Two Variables of Effective Implementation:
 
The Capacities and commitment of practitioners
The Centralization of power within the head...
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Chapter 6: Inclusive Approaches to Policy-Making
 
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There are benefits and risks to inclusive models of policy-making           ...
 
- Does not ultimately guarantee inclusive or social justice frameworks
-Those with more...
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There are benefits and risks to inclusive models of policy-making       ...
 
- Respect for Principle of Affected Interests

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Vertical-Slice Approach 
 
An inclusive approach to policy making consisting of gathering input from representatives of...
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4 Approaches or Models to Inclusive Policy-Making
         ...
 
Get your head into this, focus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
In-depth view of the three key models...

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Backward Mapping:
 
Starting from the source of the problem, or those who experience it foremost. Checking with...
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Shared Decision Making:
 
Inclusive approach to take into account the views of those strongly opposed to the project
      ...
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Policy Communities:
 
Loosely knit groups of individuals with interest in a policy area.    -Can include...
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Community Governance:
 
- Devolution of governmental responsibility through community boards etc... ex: school boards,...
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Community Governance (continued):
Four Principles: AAAL
 
Affinity: Right to have services available to diverse pop.
Affected Interests: Right to...
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Community Governance (continued):
     The Positives (+)
 
-Individuals have more respect for laws/services/policies that they had been consulted over.
-Projects...
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Community Governance (continued):
      The Negatives (-)
 
-Acute Localitis: Community could become closed/isolated and intolerant of other views
-Could...
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Chapter 7: Influencing Policy From Outside the System
 
This chapter looks at the roles of unions, professional associations, think tanks, social movements...
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Unions and Professional Associations in Policy-Making
 
Unions are instrumental in policy making and have been successful in pay equity, workload issues...
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Think Tanks
 
Organizations that do research on public/social issues
   -Often have certain...
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Social Movements & Policy Advocate Groups
 
Social movements such as the Independent Living Movement have significant influence on social...
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Whistle Blowing (3 Components)
 
1) Presence of Dissent (Awareness of wrongdoing)
2) Breach of Loyalty
3) Accusation (Complaint...
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Chapter 8: Chalk and Cheese (Feminism)
 
-Some argue feminist agenda has been accomplished, but many issues are still outstanding.
-Feminist...
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Chapter 8: Chalk and Cheese (Feminism)
 
Only 22% of federal politicians are women
Inequality is analyzed in everyday life
Many...
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Second wave of feminism (60s & 70s)
   The Personal is Political:
 
Individual subjugation and disadvantages can be connected to informal and formal structures.
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Feminism in Policy-Making
 
-Analysis of policies and their impacts on individual women
-Gender based analysis challenges...
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Historical Landmarks
 
The right to vote  -1918
Women as persons - 1929
Royal Commission on Status of Women...
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Neo-liberal ideologies challenge women's rights
International connections with other feminist...
 
Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action
      ...
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Chapter 10: Policy-Making in Aboriginal Child and Family Services
 
The aboriginal context of policy-making and policy analysis is important to analyze:
1)...
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Two critical issues in Aboriginal policy-making
 
Jurisdictional control issues
Funding issues.
Funding is through Dept. of Indian and...
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Shared Decision-Making (In an aboriginal context)
 
Interaction between govt. and community is essential
Aim: Establish mutually acceptable...
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Creating policy communities and community governance:
 
Provincial initiative in Manitoba to restructure child welfare related to new aboriginal authorities...

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