Social Policy, Public Policy: From Problem to Practice Meredith Edwards

ISBN: 9781283921961

Published: December 22nd 2012

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230 pages


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Social Policy, Public Policy: From Problem to Practice  by  Meredith Edwards

Social Policy, Public Policy: From Problem to Practice by Meredith Edwards
December 22nd 2012 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 230 pages | ISBN: 9781283921961 | 8.78 Mb

Seldom has a senior public servant been so candid. As a key policymaker, Meredith Edwards takes us inside the process to reveal how we get the policies the affect so much of our lives. - Paul Kelly, International Editor, The AustralianThisMoreSeldom has a senior public servant been so candid. As a key policymaker, Meredith Edwards takes us inside the process to reveal how we get the policies the affect so much of our lives. - Paul Kelly, International Editor, The AustralianThis innovative and important volume, unique in the policy literature, provides ideas and case studies of interest to everyone who cares about the quality of Australian public policy.

It will be an indispensable guide to past choices, and its lessons should help shape future Australian social policy decisions. - Dr Glyn Davis, co-author of The Australian Policy HandbookHow are social policies conceived, developed and put into practice?Based on four case studies of social policy reforms in which the author was a major player (the Child Support Scheme, AUSTUDY, the Higher Education Contribution scheme (HECS) and long-term employment policies presented as Working Nation) Social Policy, Public Policy provides insights into what is often otherwise seen as a black box on how policy advice occurs.

Meredith Edwards personal experience, revealed in extracts from her journal, provides a picture of what social policy participants actually do, something on which too little has been written.Questions addressed in the book include: How was the policy problem identified and articulated and by whom?

What were the key ingredients in policy analysis? When did consultation occur and in what form? How was the policy decision arrived at? What were the events between decision and implementation? And what evaluation processes occurred?Social Policy, Public Policy is essential reading for all students of public policy and policy advisers.



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