Policy Analysis: Implementation Realities

Gather primary and secondary source information about the policy implementation realities. Compare and contrast the primary and secondary sources and synthesize the information. Primary Sources Conduct an interview with a social worker who may have been affected by the policy. Ask him/her the questions, listed below, regarding analyzing the policy in light of its stated intent.• Discuss the implications of the policy in regard to gender, race, and class. Does the policy “do” what it intended to? If not, why? If so, how well?•What are current perceptions of the policy?•Analyze the policy’s strengths and limitations in addressing the social welfare issue.• Describe current issues with the impacted population as well as the policy.• Describe barriers or potential barriers to the effectiveness of the policy.•Discuss alternative approaches that might better embrace a social justice perspective, or affirmation that the policy is working to attain its goal: What approaches or solutions might better embrace a social justice perspective? If the policy is working to attain its goal, discuss how and why.• Discuss how this policy is working (or not) to advance social justice within society.• What is the existing institutional capacity for implementing this policy? What are the potential conflicts? Secondary Sources Conduct research using the same questions that guided your primary interview. Using LexisNexis, research and analyze the policy in light of its stated intent. Use the LexisNexis Guide (http://www2.indwes.edu/online/socialwork/searchingfornews.pdf) to help you find peer-reviewed sources. The OCLS LexisNexis will lead you to credible and reliable sources. You will be able to access news regarding your topic from numerous sources. Answer the questions using your research from secondary sources:
•Discuss the implications of the policy in regard to gender, race, and class. Does the policy “do” what it intended to? If not, why? If so, how well?•What are current perceptions of the policy?•Analyze the policy’s strengths and limitations in addressing the social welfare issue.• Describe current issues with the impacted population as well as the policy.• Describe barriers or potential barriers to the effectiveness of the policy.• Discuss alternative approaches that might better embrace a social justice perspective, or affirmation that the policy is working to attain its goal: What approaches or solutions might better embrace a social justice perspective? If the policy is working to attain its goal, discuss how and why.• Discuss how this policy is working (or not) to advance social justice within society.• What is the existing institutional capacity for implementing this policy? What are the potential conflicts?

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