Advocacy Coalition and Welfare Policy: Analyzing Coalition Consensus

Advocacy Coalition and Welfare Policy: Analyzing Coalition Consensus

By: Roberto Marie Ike (author)Paperback

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Advocacy Coalition and Welfare Policy deals with values; especially religiously based values, in public policy and how these religious values and ideas can improve one's understanding of the human condition and ultimately affect policymaking. In most academic inquiries, especially in the social sciences, religion is not a critical element of the investigation. This detailed and well researched study argues against this line of thought. Focusing on advocacy coalition and welfare policy, this book examines the relationship between Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Catholic clergy during the 1930s and the impact of this relationship on New Deal programs. A thorough examination of this coalition suggests that the issues that once plagued public policies still linger today. The book also offers historical evidence for the beneficial role of religious values in policymaking.

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Roberto Marie Ike is Assistant Professor of Business at Lincoln University. He received his D.Phil. in Public Policy Analysis and Administration from Saint Louis University and M.Div. and M.A. in Theology from The Pontifical College Josephinum.


Chapter 1 Acknowledgements Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 I. Concepts Models and Assumptions Chapter 4 II. Advocacy Coalition, Catholic Social Teaching, and Policy Environment Chapter 5 III. Research Methodology Chapter 6 IV. The New Deal, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Catholic Clergy Chapter 7 V. Belief Systems in Policy Making Chapter 8 Appendices Chapter 9 Bibliography Chapter 10 Index Chapter 11 About the Author

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/01/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780761834793
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 220
  • ID: 9780761834793
  • weight: 340
  • ISBN10: 0761834796

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