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Social Workers and Policy Advocacy - As a social worker it is important to engage in policy practice. It is a part of the profession, whether you like it or not. It is an aspect that can change the way things are done for clients in a good way or bad. If you want to be more affective in practice, advocating for policies is one way of making sure your clients receive what they deserve. Chapin (2011) talks about how as a social worker you cannot take on every social policy issue, but it is important to consider the policies that affect your client population....   [tags: Social Policy Advocacy]
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Social Policy Development - It was not until the time of Sigmund Freud that people looked at the psyches of an individual and how that could impact an individual’s life. Before that time, children were viewed as extra farm hands and generally as cheap labor. Families did not consider the possible negative impact this could have on their development. Later, Erikson and Piaget furthered the study of human development and expanded the thought processes that Freud had pioneered. While all consider Freud the father of psychoanalytic thinking, few turn to many of his first theories about human development....   [tags: Social Work] 1418 words
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Cultural Policy: American and Chinese Culture - The Concept of Culture has come to the forefront of social sciences and social policy to address issues of human diversity in psychological processes and performance. Cultures have different moral norms of conduct and that there is no objective right or wrong, no objective good or evil. It holds for all cultures regardless of what its members perceive. Each culture in the world has a solid boundary between itself and other cultures, a boundary which can be linguistic, geographical or religious. Each culture has great internal consistency....   [tags: cultures, social policy, commercialization]
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Defining the Various Roles of Social Policy - ... The CPF expropriates 20% of wages of both employers and employees in order to finance social entitlements, such as housing, health care and pensions (Holliday, 2000). This is a significant way of distributing incomes equally in lower and middle class of the society rather than leading the society into the dependency on pension funds and charity based activities. Hence, the redistributive social policy has to be fostering the economic growth combined with development policies that can tackle both decreasing poverty and fostering growth....   [tags: redistriibution, economic, protection] 1954 words
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The Practice of Social Policy in Botswana - The Copenhagen Declaration describes absolute poverty as “ a condition characterized by severe deprivation of basic human needs, including food, safe drinking water, sanitation facilities, health, shelter, education and information” (ifsw, 2012). This paper seeks to critically appraise the government of Botswana’s approach to poverty, based on the policies and programs that are intended to solve the problem of poverty in Botswana and finally identify the envisioned role of a social worker in poverty issues....   [tags: copenhagen declaration, human needs, food]
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Schneider and Lester on Social Policy - Question 1. According to Schneider and Lester what are the key dimensions of advocacy. In your own words describe each and discuss the one that you feel is most important. According to Schneider and Lester there are eleven key dimensions of advocacy. The first dimension is pleading or speaking on the behalf of (Schneider & Lester, 2001). Basically, taking a stance and speaking out on the behalf of the client or oneself. The second dimension is representing another (Schneider & Lester, 2001), taking stance and speaking out to for the client or oneself in front of various individuals in authority (Schneider & Lester, 2001)....   [tags: advocacy, coalition legislation]
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The Federal Social Welfare Policy - The Federal Social Welfare policy has gone through many amendment and revisions between the early 1930’s to present date. The policy was originally known as The Aid for Dependent Children. The name was revised as the Aid to Families with Dependent Children, after President Kennedy included families with fathers that were unemployed. In 1996 Social Welfare went thru another large revision under President Clinton administration, the focus was on getting low income Americans working. Clinton signed into law Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, changing the focus of welfare in America to getting Americans working and decreasing the dependency on the system Federal Soc...   [tags: government, aid, dependent children] 889 words
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THE EVOLUTION OF CARIBBEAN SOCIAL POLICY - THE EVOLUTION OF CARIBBEAN SOCIAL POLICY: Reasons for the Changes and Shifts in the Social Policy Agenda From the 1940’s to the Present Period. Social Policy may be broadly defined as a system of social welfare that includes economic as well as non-economic objectives and involves some measure of progressive redistribution in command over resources1. Using Mishra’s typology of social welfare models (see Fig. 1 below), this paper describes the evolution of social policy in the English-speaking Caribbean....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Reliability of Sociology and Social Policy for the Early Years Textbook - The course-relevant textbook 'Sociology And Social Policy For The Early Years' was written by two authors; Alan Yeo and Tina Lovell. Yeo was previously Head of Community Care at Great Yarmouth College in Norfolk and Lovell is a Training and Staff Development Officer in Family Support Work for Suffolk Social Services Childcare Training Unit. The intended audience would consist of adults and young adults; who attain an interest in teaching or learning a course related to childhood/childcare; from a sociological perspective....   [tags: childcare from a sociological perspective] 515 words
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Social Revolutions in the Modern World by Theda Skocpol - Theda Skocpol grew up in Detroit, Michigan, received her B.A. from Michigan State University and went on to earn a PhD from Harvard in sociology, where she is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Sociology and Government. She is widely regarded in academic circles for her unique approaches to understanding political and social science issues. In 2007, Skocpol was awarded the John Skytte Prize in political science, one of the world’s most prestigious, academic awards. Theda Skocpol’s, Social Revolutions in the Modern World, was widely published in 1994 and presents an extension of her structurally-based, comparative analysis of various social revolutions....   [tags: revolutionary movements, social policy]
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United States Social Security Policy - Social Security in the United States today is being utilized in a manner never intended much different from how it was intended, with over 33 percent of retirees using the funds as a main source of income (“Many” para 1). While it appears to be a genuinely good and generous thing that the government provides a substantial income for senior citizens, the funds are drying up more quickly each year. They are expected to run out by the year 2033, but this is at a faster pace than expected; in 2011 the funds were expected to contribute to the elderly until 2036 (“Social” para 2)....   [tags: Social Security, America, Retirees, Funds]
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Social Policy Work Experience - Social Policy Work Experience I am currently participating in a project named 'Curtain Call' which is organised by Hallam Volunteering. Hallam volunteering is part of the students union at Sheffield Hallam University. The organisation is led by students, it is controlled and managed by one head student who is elected to take control by other students via a vote. It does however have five members of staff who are not students; they are full-time members of staff, with their roles involving support and guidance for student volunteers (www.hallamunion.co.uk) Hallam Volunteering was set up over thirty years ago by a small group of students who wanted to take acti...   [tags: Papers] 2885 words
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Public Policy of Social Security and Retirement Savings - Social Security is on the verge of taking care of the baby boomers generation. This means that it will be paying more benefits than taxes it receives. In lay-man’s terms it means it will be spending more money than it is making. I think that you should pay into your own private retirement account for you to reap the benefits in the future. Not for you to pay into a cluster of workers money for current elders to benefit from. You need to take care of your own future and not rely on other people’s responsibility....   [tags: Public Policy]
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To What Extent Has Social Policy Tackled Social Divisions - The following essay will be discussing the extent to which social policy has tackled social divisions by mainly focusing on a group of people that belong to the same cultural background or share the same traditions and cultural values. . Social policy inspects social services and the welfare state. Its main goal is to tackle social issues that occur within societies, those issues usually involve an infringement to our human rights or an interpretation of what is ‘normal’ behaviour to one that deviates from the norm....   [tags: ethnicity, sociological analysis]
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Social Policy - Social Policy In This essay I will look at what is new about New Labour in regard to social policy. To begin a description of social policy is provided together with a brief history of the welfare state in Britain. A strong debate exists in social policy as to whether provision is about social care or control. This debate will be explored. The three prevailing political ideologies Social Reformism, Market Liberalism and the Third Way will be discussed in regard to social provision and their policies will be compared....   [tags: Papers] 1873 words
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Social Security Policy in Brazil - Brazilian social security benefits are only available to Brazilians and foreigners who have made contributions to the social security system. Some of the benefits that we will introduce and discuss are; maternity benefits, temporary incapacity or accident benefits, long-term sickness benefits, disability benefits, pensions benefits, imprisonment benefits, death benefits, and invalidity benefits. In many of the cases in order to receive benefits or assistance, the insured must have contributed to at least twelve months of working, or in the case of the old age pension at least one hundred fifty-six months of contribution are required....   [tags: International Law, brazil]
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The Death Penalty:Social Ethics: Morality and Social Policy - Death Penalty 1) Two major claims: death penalty serves as a deterrent and death penalty is morally justified because murderers can’t live and you have a right to kill them. 2) The premises and conclusions that the author of the letter outlines are as follows: Death Penalty serves as a deterrent. a. Criminals fear the death penalty. b. Fear of the death penalty deters criminals from carrying guns when engaged in a criminal activity. c. Therefore, death penalty serves as a deterrent. Death Penalty is morally justified....   [tags: Capital Punishment Essays]
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Panasonic’s Policy on Social Front - ... The Company respects each employee's personality and motivation and, in right circumstances, tries to offer matching opportunities in other regions in all the regions of the world. By building such mutually win-win relations between the Company and its employees, the basic philosophy will be defined. Following core guidelines have been developed for human resource development 1)Panasonic will remain faithful to the principle, "The basis of management is people," Panasonic will commit to developing human resources with outstanding specialties, creativity and a challenging spirit for developing unique solutions, as well as to developing our own abilities and competencies through pe...   [tags: human rights, values, leadership] 1359 words
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How Social Capital is Viewed by Different Communities - Introduction The purpose of this essay is to compare and contrast two different papers that highlight how social capital is viewed by different communities in any given society. The first article titled “Social Capital and Civil Society” was published in October 1999 by Francis Fukuyama from the institute of Public Policy, George Mason University. Fukuyama (1999) explores to examine in a wider context what social capital is. It’s key function in the free market, how social capital is measured and finally makes suggestions on how social capital can be cultivated for the good in any given society....   [tags: Social Capital and Public Policy]
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The Development of British Children's Services - From Child Benefit to GCSEs, GP services to the care of elderly relatives, social policy impacts on our security, development and happiness. However, social policy also touches our lives in more unexpected ways…discipline within families and global economic competitiveness are all matters of social policy. (Hill and Irving, 2009:1 ) The aim of this assignment is to analyse the development of British social policy, in relation to the development of children services. The author will explore the social policy responses to child protection from 1842 to 2011....   [tags: social policy, neglect, protection] 2636 words
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Exploring Social Care Policy and Provision - Exploring Social Care Policy and Provision Defining poverty is not easy and there are several reasons for it and again in different countries levels of poverty differ depending on culture. Dallos, R and McLaughlin, E describes one reason for poverty being ‘the welfare state, and calls for fundamental changes in its operation’. I will be exploring how poverty and the welfare state are linked how it has emerged and what has been done to help eradicate this for those immersed in this lifestyle....   [tags: Papers] 1986 words
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The Polarization of the British Political System - ... 64) Nigel Lawson is suggesting that Thatcherism follows the notion of classical liberalism, because it’s primary goal emphasis on securing the freedom of the individual by limiting the power of the government. This ideology advocates civil liberties with a limited government under the rule of law, private property rights, and belief in laissesz-faire economic liberalism. Laissez-faire can be described as an economic notion that promotes transactions between private parties are free from government restrictions, tariffs, and subsidies....   [tags: politics, economic, social policy] 1036 words
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Issue in the Nursing Literature - Introduction Social policy is regarded as a science primarily concerned with how the society responds to social needs of its members and also how the members struggle to provide an atmosphere conducive for others. Social policy touches on matters health care systems, inequality and even criminal justice and how challenges that come with addressing these issues can be resolved. In the health care and nursing arena, there exist many challenges worldwide which to a vast extent have contributed to poor or no services to the vulnerable in the society....   [tags: Social Policy, Society, Nursing]
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Sweden’s System of Government - Sweden’s System of Government In Sweden the Prime Minister, liberal conservative Moderate Party John Fredrik Reinfeldt, and the Cabinet ministers form the system of Government (Sweden, 2014). Under the Constitution, the Swedish Parliament (Riksdag) makes decision and the Swedish Government and not the head of state, or the monarch, is empowered to implement the decisions (Sweden, 2014). Very similar to the three tiers of Canadian government, Sweden’s government has three levels of government: national, regional and local (Sweden, 2014) Canada’s System of Government Canada is a democratic constitutional monarchy, with a Sovereign as head of State, which is Queen Elizabeth II (Government of...   [tags: social policy, welfare state]
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The Social Security Act Public Policy - ... Payments to current retirees are financed by a payroll on current workers wages’ half directly as a payroll tax and half paid by the employer” (SCHC). “Congress” implemented strategically taking money from financial stable workers and their weather employer to give money to the elderly and physically impaired without hurting the financial stability of those taxed individuals. The government saw an opening for improvement with in their national support and took it for the betterment of the nation....   [tags: F.D. Roosevelt, the Great Depression]
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Undocumented Immigrants in the US and Healthcare for them - There are an estimated 11.1 million undocumented immigrants currently residing in the United States. The current healthcare model pertains to all U.S citizens, but what are the parameters and regulations regarding those who live here illegally. The purpose of this paper is to not only answer this question, but also to address concerns regarding the provision of health care benefits, rights, and our ethical responsibilities to this population. Some viewpoints assert that if a person is in the United States illegally, he should have no rights and no benefits....   [tags: Public Health, Social, Policy] 1718 words
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British Politics: Thatcherism and Reaganomics - The polarization of the British political system can be traced back to the movement of Thatcherism. Thatcherism can be seen as the conviction politics, economic, social policy, and is the political movement that can even resemble Reaganomics. Just like Reaganomics, Thatcherism is considered a conservative movement that emphasizes heavily on the free markets, restraining government spending, privatization, deregulation, and tax cuts. These are the policies that Margaret Thatcher focused on; this political movement took place between 1979 and 1990 while she was the Prime Minister of the British Government....   [tags: policies, lowering inflation, social policy]
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Culture, Media, and Sport - Within Sports Management the effect of Government policy will have an effect on the way in which their work is carried out. New Labour’s vision for sport is contained within a document called ‘A Sporting Future for All’ published in 2000. It is not a policy but more a statement of intent. In this essay we will look at its purpose and what proposals the government have in tackling sport in this country. Furthermore, we will look at its strengths and weaknesses and consider whether it fits with the government’s wider social policy....   [tags: Statement of Intent, Government Social Policy]
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Analysis of the War on Drugs - Identification and description of the policy Marijuana is currently illegal in most of the United States (U.S.), which has been part of a continuous debate and discussion amongst Americans. On the one hand there are those that believe that marijuana is wrong, not only for health reasons but that it is also the reason behind drug trafficking and drug dealers. Contrary, there are those that believe that marijuana is not as bad because it helps individuals in a form of medication in order to cope with daily hassles and issues....   [tags: Social Welfare Policy ]
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Social Partnership Was a Beneficial Feature in the Policy-Making System and Should be Retained - ‘Social partnership’ is the name given to the tripartite, triennial national pay agreements reached in Ireland. It is a form social corporatism that involved a process of deliberation between the social partners (trade unions, employers, farming organisations, environmental organisation, and the community and voluntary sector) and the Government on social and economic policy issues. There can be no doubt that Ireland had enjoyed unparalleled economic success over the lifetime of the seven Social Partnership agreements and “the sustained boom that became known as the Celtic Tiger transformed Ireland” (Allen 2000 p.4)....   [tags: International Government ]
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Indian Gaming Regulation Act - According to Congress, Indian Gaming Regulation Act (IGRA) was created in 1988 as a way of helping tribes from falling below the poverty level. The goal of IGRA is to use gaming as a mean of “[promoting] tribal economic development, self-sufficiency, and strong tribal government,” while ensuring that gaming is conducted fairly and honestly. Since its establishment, hundreds of tribes are able to negotiate an agreement with the governments to operate casinos on reservation lands (“Gaming Tax Law and Bank Secrecy Act Issues for Indian Tribal Government”)....   [tags: Social Policy, native americans] 871 words
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The Effect of Ayslum Policy on Social Exclusion in the UK - The Effect of Ayslum Policy on Social Exclusion in the UK This essay will discuss what asylum policy is, and how it has increased levels of social exclusion in the UK, where I will use specific examples from health and housing. Though, first, one must understand the term asylum seekers which applies to someone who has applied for asylum in this country, their application has been accepted as worthy of consideration and is being processed. In comparison, a refugee is someone who has been granted asylum or ‘exceptional leave to remain’ here....   [tags: Papers] 2313 words
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The Liberal Adoption of a Policy of Social Reform in the Period 1906-1914 - The Liberal Adoption of a Policy of Social Reform in the Period 1906-1914 There are many issues to examine when answering the question of what prompted the Social reforms of 1906-1914 such as the changing ideas of the British public and national efficiency which was decreasing. In the period of 1906-1914, the social reform acts were passed in parliament by the Liberal government under Herbert Asquith PM, Lloyd-George MP and Winston Churchill MP. These acts laid the foundations of a basic welfare state on which our current welfare state was built from....   [tags: Papers] 1017 words
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Sex Education and Teenage Sexuality - For the purpose of this essay I will be critically analysing the following four articles in order to identify the ways in which personal and social policy issues contribute to issues relating to sex education and teenage sexuality; Burnie (2013), Pearson (2013), Thomson (2013) and Grimshaw (2013). In order to do this it is important to first identify how sex education and teenage sexuality are characterised within the articles and the discourses that are present in order to establish the ways in which these two issues are constructed as both a personal and social policy issue....   [tags: Article Comparison, Social & Personal Policy]
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Policy Impact Paper – Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) - What action do you or your family take if for some unfortunate reason you become injured, or come down with a serious illness and are unable to work. Because of your injuries or illness and the inability to work your financial resources are steadily being depleted due to your doctor bills, hospital bills, and plain old living expenses incurred by you and your family. Not to mention, you or your family possible have no one else you can turn to for assist to help you through your difficult times, and not even your employer has the capability to assist you....   [tags: U.S. Government ]
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No Child Left Behind - In the United States people have concerns over the growing educational gap between children from different social economical groups. Studies have shown, that U.S. educated children are preforming below the national average when compared to their international counterparts. Internationally, U.S. student relative performance becomes increasingly weaker at higher grade levels. On the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), 9-year-olds tended to score above the international average, 13-year-olds near the average, and 17-year-olds below it....   [tags: bush, policy, social class]
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The Progressive Era - The beginning of the twentieth century was a time of great social change and economic growth in the United States. The progressive era was a time in which Americans were innovating in social welfare. In the progressive period the government needed to take action in the role of economy, regulating big business, immigration, and urban growth. Once the great depression happened in which America’s economy faltered people started to panic. For Americans the main issues asked were how to make society work more efficiently....   [tags: U.S. social welfare policy]
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Integration of Immigrants in Canada - Every year, over 250,000 people make Canada their new home. Attracted by its education system, economy and universal healthcare system, there are few other places in the world like it. All Canadians are guaranteed equality before the law and equality of opportunity, regardless of where they are from. However, some might argue that Canadian policy has not been put into practice as well as it should be. Is the concept of true equality a far-fetched idea. It seems that Canada has taken great measures to promote the integration of immigrants socially, but can the same be said for their integration economically....   [tags: Canadian policy and laws, social interactions] 1944 words
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The Psychological and Physical Effects of Bullying in the Workplace - ... This continual social isolation in and out of the workplace can cause high levels of distress (A Rise). There was a study done by Dr. Christine Sprigg, Dr. Carolyn Axtell and Sam Farley of the University of Sheffield and Dr. Iain Coyne of Nottingham University that asked workers about their experiences with cyber-bullying in the workplace. It was reported that out of the “320 people who responded to the survey, around eight out of ten had experienced [cyber-bullying] on at least one occasion in the previous six months....   [tags: policy, social, media, health, statistics] 2091 words
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Best Practices Policy Making - „Evidence” is in the axis of the regulation planning rhetoric which has a clear significance for the scientists. This message not only suggests that policy makers widely accept the paradigm shift from (less adaptive and responsible) „traditional” to science-based policy making, but also creates new challenges for the scientists. The co-operation of policy and science is vital in making policy-data available, in performing analyses, in evolving new theories, and in developing assessments, since the outcomes of these processes can be deemed as policy-supporting evidence....   [tags: Social Science] 1398 words
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Unnatural Causes Policy Guide - Unnatural Causes Policy Guide Out of the 12 policy topic areas listed in the Unnatural Causes Policy Guide the topic that interest me the most was Promote Understanding of the Social Determinants of Health. I chose this topic area because we’ve been learning about social determinants of health since the beginning of the semester and the information I’ve been learning from the readings and videos have really stimulated my understanding about the root causes of health such as a person’s social, physical and economic environment....   [tags: social determinants, health] 549 words
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Formation of Public Policy Final Paper - ... However, the two types of policy share the group model of policy making because of the actors and agents involved at the various steps in the policy making process along with the shared similar characteristic of being highly controversial. The struggle for social equality has long been a fight in the United States for many social, ethnic, religious, and socio-economic groups. Following the American Civil War the adoption of the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments legally ended the practice of slavery and brought about a period of policy making in the United States that would focus on social and legal equality for the diverse populations in the United States....   [tags: Controversial legislation, social equality] 611 words
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The Social Security Program - ... Therefore, inferring from the 2013 Trustees Report this change is possibly the key component of any frame work to changing social security (The Board of Trustees, 2013). Proponents of social security privatization have built their argument around the premise the government grossly mismanages the fund, therefore individuals do not get the maximum return on their investment (Gokhale, 2013). They argue one of the key factors for government to keep social security in its current form is its ability to inflate the value of public savings and deflate the value of public debt (Svihula, 2008)....   [tags: employment, policy makers, privatization]
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India’s Drug Policy: Amend or Perish - ... The data compiled by the CNB through the satellite survey of affected areas currently conducted by the Central Economic Intelligence Bureau (CEIB) could assist them in determining the terms of general conditions relating to grant of license to the opium/poppy cultivators annually. 3. Section 27 of the Act that states that “The Central and State Governments shall follow a policy of zero tolerance…”. This proposal of directing the Law Enforcement officials to focus their attention on street peddlers and potentially harmless drug users impedes the efforts that they could have expended instead on tracking down extensive drug networks....   [tags: social science research, criminalization]
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The Affordable Care Act Is Necessary Social Reform - The Affordable Care Act is President Obama’s signature piece of legislation which intends to reform health care laws. This comprehensive bill has the best of intentions for the average citizen. According to the American Public Health Association, one in five Texans are uninsured. This leads to the individual not receiving preventative care nor does the individual seek treatment for illness or injury in a timely fashion. By the same token,this results in nearly forty percent of the health care costs of the uninsured being passed on in the form of higher premiums to responsible Texans....   [tags: obama, insurance, policy, ] 661 words
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Decentralization Policy in Timor-Leste´s Status - By looking at Timor-Leste’s status quo of social, political, and economic conditions since the independence, it has been true to the fact that unemployment is rampant, social service is ineffective, societal basic need is insufficient, and poverty is increasing. The government has attempted to implement decentralization, hoping to escape from these issues. The decentralization policy that was presented by the Ministry of State Administration is considered a remedy. At the outset of decentralization draft in 2006, Timor-Leste’s national leaders, local leaders, such as sub-district and district administrators, and government agencies have been working together to implement decentralization....   [tags: social, political, economic, authority, issues] 1744 words
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Globalization and Political Policy - Globalization, both as an ideology and process, has become the dominant political, economical and cultural force in the 21st century (Steger, 2002, 6). Increasingly there is a trend of policy areas that were once reserved for the state, shifting towards either being made or greatly influenced by international factors. The purpose of this paper is to examine the question: does globalization affect all policy areas equally. The view of the paper is that not all policy areas are equally influenced by globalization....   [tags: Political Policy]
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The Role of Stakeholders on Public Policy - ... A student could be another stakeholder as how the school performs could determine what skills they learn in the real world. Without good schools students lose out on skills that are needed for survive in the real world. Stakeholders can oftentimes good as they hold companies and institutions accountable but can be bad as many times they may encourage behaviors that are not entirely ideal. There are many types of stakeholders that perform many duties and have different types of responsibilities but there are six main ones that are well known....   [tags: roles, social security programs] 519 words
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Globalization and Political Policy - Globalization can in general be described as the growing interaction amongst integration of activities. This mostly affects economic activities of human societies around the world. Nevertheless more realistically, globalization refers to the increasing economic interdependence of countries or states internationally through the escalating amount and variety of cross-border relations and transactions in goods and services and of global capital stream. It is also through the extra speedy and widespread diffusion of technology....   [tags: Political Policy]
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The Differences of the Child Welfare Policy in the United States to Those in Finland and Germany - ... Finland has mandatory child maltreatment reporting system. Criteria for maltreatment is vague, therefore, practice differs across municipalities. Similarly to the US child welfare system, practice is broken down and administered within each municipality. There are 348 municipalities. In addition, after a report of child maltreatment is made, an assessment process begins determining if the child is “entitlement to services” (Gilbert, 2011, p.118). Tools used for investigation vary from organization to organization....   [tags: social work practice] 2410 words
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Public Policy of Globalization in Canada - Public policy is embedded into the day-to-day lives of Canadian citizens. Although some may not be actively aware of the multitude of policies, they do determine every aspect of the Canadian society. There are policies that govern air, water, food, transportation, technology, taxes, health and immigration. But this is not an exclusive list of Canadian public polices. Two domains of public policy are domestic and foreign. Internal rules and regulations that govern within a nations border are known as domestic policies (Gale, 2008)....   [tags: Public Policies, Political Policy] 2264 words
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Building a Cyber-Security Policy - Organizations which rely on network infrastructure for their business operation must utilize security technology to protect the network from harmful actions of automated attacks as well as malicious human activity. It is also important to enact policies and guidelines for the employees of the organization, which in many regards can be the weakest link in the chain of security. According to a survey by The Ponemon Institute (2012), “78 percent of respondents said their organizations have experienced a data breach as a result of negligent or malicious employees or other insiders” (p.1)....   [tags: Network Security Policy]
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Compare and Contrast British Tourism Policy vs. Maltese Tourism Policy - Introduction The report presents an overview of the national and international tourism policies that have been drafted and implemented throughout the years. I will compare and contrast the Maltese Tourism Policy (2006 & 2012) with the British Tourism Policy (2011). Goeldner and Ritchie (2009) identify a tourism policy as a set of regulations, rules, guidelines, directives, and development/promotion objectives and strategies that provide a framework within which the collective and individual decisions affecting long-term tourism development and the daily activities within a destination are taken”....   [tags: Tourism Policy Essays]
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My Personal Values in Relation to the Health Policy - My personal values specifically play a crucial role in life as they shape the way I interact with others. My values are learned and shared by influential people like our parents, guardians, and from our culture. My personal values portray the way I act, think, behave, and influence other people. They form as the foundation of my entire well-being that impact the way I live my life. My personal values include responsibility, respect, loyalty, ambition, courage, and discipline. My values shape me as a person....   [tags: helth policy]
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School Uniform Policy - Every year there is a new debate going on in the public schools about whether or not school uniforms are necessary. Some parents think that school uniforms should be enforced, as they feel it brings structure, safety, modesty and a lack of ridicule to our children. On the other hand, there are parents that argue that it takes away a child’s freedom of expression, independence, free spirit and individuality. Both of these arguments are valid, I hope to help give some insight into this subject, so that you can gather current and valid information....   [tags: social barriers, public schools]
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Social Darwinism: History of the Study of Eugenics - The study of eugenics has been around for many years. China has one of the leading birth control systems containing the one child policy and Eugenics. Eugenics is a system of improving human population by promoting the most socially desirable individuals to reproduce while preventing the socially undesirables from reproduction. Eugenics comes from the Greek word meaning “good” or “well born.” It is the belief that some people are genetically superior to others; and that one inherits their relatives’ mental and psychological traits....   [tags: one child policy, china] 724 words
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How the Media Influences the Policy Agenda - With the great advancements of technology, our access and use of media is greater then ever before. We, Canadians, along with other developed nations, are now, as a democratic society, dependent and affected by media in several ways. Without the media, many of us may have great difficulty accomplishing our daily activities and routines; we use it for our education, work and even personal relationships. But, do we ever question and think about the impacts that the media can have on individuals and our society as a whole....   [tags: criminal justice, policy agenda, democratic]
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Analysis of Rathenau Paper on Policy and the Evidence Beast - ... Nevertheless, the empiric view of knowledge on which positivism is based has long been subject to limitations. Immanuel Kant noted for instance that knowledge does not only come from the senses but also from a basic pallet of conceptual knowledge we all have. Furthermore, the interpretation of observations can differ due to the different way everyone acquires concepts. The claims done by Staman and Slob (2012) mentioned earlier are analyzed below for using this perspective on science. The aforementioned claims (k1,k2 an k3) are all subject to reliability issues if true knowledge is assumed to only come from what is observable or inductive....   [tags: rationalism and social-constructivism]
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The Crisis and the Policy Choices on Health System in Portugal - The crisis and the policy choices on health system in Portugal Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública, Universidade Nova de Lisboa In the past two years, Portugal has undergone an intense process of transformation of its social and economic conditions. Indeed, the submission to the hard terms of the memorandum of understanding, commonly known as (MoU), under the program of economic and financial assistance conditioned, deeply, living conditions and the expectations of citizens in the future. The health system has not been immune to the wave of sweeping cuts and restriction that affect, in general, all sectors of activity....   [tags: social, economic, financial, citizens] 747 words
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Child Removal Policy - Domestic violence has a long historical presence in our society. Initially, it was viewed strictly as a family matter. It was an acceptable means for men to discipline their wives and children, who were regarded as little more than man’s property. There was a lack of, if any, legal ramifications for the abuser and, in fact, domestic violence had been previously sanctioned by English Common law (The National Center for Victims of Crime). As the issue infiltrated public consciousness, advocacy groups rose to the forefront and championed for the rights of abused victims....   [tags: Social Work]
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Analysis of Income Inequality and Policy Representation in the American States by Patrick Flavin - In his article “Income Inequality and Policy Representation in the American States,” Patrick Flavin examined differential policy representation based on citizens’ household incomes. Political Scientists and other scholars have compiled strong empirical evidence over the past 50 years proving that government policies tend to correspond to the aggregated political opinions of the public at both the national and state levels. Flavin hypothesized that some citizens tend to have their political opinions better represented than others, and thus America should be considered an “unequal democracy.” Flavin believed that citizens with low incomes have been underrepresented by the policy decisions made...   [tags: policy, decision, voting, volunteers] 680 words
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Social Misery and Economic Depression in the Late Eighteenth Century - In eighteenth century France, King Louis XVI’s subjects were split into three very different classes, or estates—the First Estate, the Second Estate, and lastly, the Third Estate, who made up the greater part of the French population. The First Estate consisted of clergymen, who protected tradition and preserved the status quo, while the Second Estate consisted of nobles, who regulated guilds and contributed very little in terms of taxpaying. The last estate was the Third Estate, whose members were those that lacked any real unity as the kingdom’s commoners, and they made up the ninety-seven percent of the French population (Popkin 11)....   [tags: Foreign Policy, French Estates]
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Social Inequality of Health - The United States reportedly spends over $8,000 per person on healthcare annually. This amount is two-and-a-half times greater than any other developed country in the world (Kane, 2012). However, this is not reflected statistically in the morbidity and mortality rates of its citizens. Many may ask why and what are we missing. To answer these questions, one may need to look no further than their own town and community. In 2013, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reported health disparities as a causative factor for the unchanging morbidity and mortality rates in the United States....   [tags: social issues, social determinants]
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The Fight For Social Justice - The main purpose of social work is to advocate for those who have no voice. Throughout history, many individuals have served as role models and proponents of social justice, helping to create policies and programs so future generations can benefit. Jane Addams, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Rachel Carson, and Harriet Tubman worked tirelessly and devoted their entire lives to the pursuit of justice. We have learned through their sacrifices that change is just one person away, and that it takes tremendous force to shift the political landscape of social welfare policy....   [tags: Social Work ]
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Environmental Policy of the European Union - The EU on the environmental path Introduction The European Union (EU) is a local political and economic union between 28 member-states. However, apart from its domestic political significance it is also considered as an important international actor, which participates in the ongoing debates concerned with number of issues. These issues go beyond traditional security and economic threats along with questions posed to the members of such international organizations as the United Nations (UN). Thus, apart from negotiation or evaluation of traditional threats, such matters as environmental problems, poverty, illiteracy ect....   [tags: EU Environmental Policy]
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Social Care Case Study - In this essay I am outlining a case study based on a person receiving social care. I will be using relevant theory and will critically discuss the relationship among the service user, carers and family members, and relevant social care practitioners, within the context of working in partnership with service users. Amongst other matters, the discussion will cover issues arising from inequality in society and user involvement. I was working in a school for two years as a learning mentor and I worked in partnership with G for one year and half, my role was to work with pupils of all abilities who needed help to overcome difficulties that were getting in the way of their learning such as family...   [tags: Social Work]
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Sex Work and the Law: A Critical Analysis of Four Policy Approaches to Adult Prostitution - Throughout Sex Work and the Law: A Critical Analysis of Four Policy Approaches to Adult Prostitution Frances Shaver discusses the need for change for women working as prostitutes. Shaver explains the ongoing problem surrounding prostitution in Canada and provides four possible ways to resolve the issue in her work. Three well thought out points Shaver writes about are the health benefits as well as personal safety for the women in the sex industry. She also touches base on the decriminalization of prostitution and the impacts it will have on nearby neighborhoods and the residents as well as a few other topics....   [tags: social issues, prostitution]
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Social Development in the Global South - ... Under an autocratic regime, the repression or weakness of the left, contributes to the lack of universal provision of social entitlements. According to their analysis, “authoritarianism had negative effects on education spending” (H&S 7) while democracy had a strong direct effect on poverty and inequality through investments on education. While democracy to them seems to be the most important factor influencing the provision and expansion of social entitlements, they however, made it clear that ‘long-term’ democracies are better off at providing social benefits (H&S 241) ....   [tags: causes of social entitlements]
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The Study of Social Services Organizations - The study of social services organisations, their structure, strategy and the quality of services they provide is significant to outcomes for service users and to professional development. A sociological perspective defines an organisation as a “social unit” constructed to carry out a specific function in order to reach a specific goal (Fulcher and Scott, 2007). How the organisation reaches its goals is dependent entirely upon the type of membership, mechanisms and motivations behind the function....   [tags: social services organizations,]
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Sequestration and Monetary Policy - President Obama signed the Budget Control Act on the third year of his administrative term. The Budget Control was enacted to address the growing concerns over uncontrolled government spending created by both parties. The Budget control Act was made law to curb government spending by $1.3 trillion over ten year span. Democrats and Republicans have engaged for several decades in unscrupulous bills, pork barrel projects, and bailouts spending without any regard to the National Debt. Sequestration, according to Merriam Webster dictionary, is the act of taking away the plaintiff’s material assets; until the plaintiff has remedy or made restitution of his or her financial obligation with the cou...   [tags: contractionary momentary policy ]
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