A Rights-Based Approach to Social Policy Analysis by Shirley Gatenio Gabel

By Shirley Gatenio Gabel

This short source units out a rights-based framework for coverage research that enables social staff to augment their long term imaginative and prescient in addition to their present perform. It introduces the rising P.A.N.E. (Participation, responsibility, Non-discrimination, fairness) version for comparing social coverage, evaluating it with the conventional needs-based charity version when it comes to not just effectiveness and potency but additionally inclusion and justice. famous criteria for human rights are used to spot values the most important to informing coverage targets. routines, key records, and a longer instance illustrate either the techniques of constructing empowering social coverage and its top and so much significant outcomes.

Included within the coverage:

  • Rights-based and needs-based ways to social coverage analysis.
  • local and overseas human rights instruments.

  • Grounding social regulations in felony and institutional frameworks.
  • Conceptualizing social concerns from a human rights frame.
  • Measuring development at the cognizance of human rights.
  • Rights-based research of maternity, paternity, and parental leaves within the United States.

For social employees and social paintings researchers, A Rights-Based method of Social coverage research gives readers a latest platform for reaching the top pursuits of the sphere. It additionally makes a invaluable classification textual content for social paintings courses. ​

Show description

Read Online or Download A Rights-Based Approach to Social Policy Analysis PDF

Best public policy books

Cato Handbook on Policy, 2005

Info how legislators can go back the federal goverment to the dimensions and scope anticipated via the Founding Fathers.

Nations of Immigrants: Australia and the USA Compared (Monash Studies in Global Movements)

This well timed publication examines the substantial surges in immigration because the mid-1990s in Australia and the USA, of the world's most vital settler-receiving nations. Australia's shift to a points-based, skills-oriented procedure is contrasted with the political impasse that has avoided any uncomplicated swap in US immigration coverage in this interval.

Accountability in Public Policy Partnerships

Governments and foreign corporations more and more use public-private partnerships to bring crucial public items. This book presents a brand new version of responsibility which guarantees that those partnerships do not erode public responsibility. It defines concrete responsibility criteria for various forms of partnerships.

Additional info for A Rights-Based Approach to Social Policy Analysis

Sample text

C) Identify the stakeholders, rights holders, and duty bearers and their roles. (d) Who benefits from the policy as it exists? Who loses? (e) In what ways have policies affecting rights holders marginalized the population? (f) In what ways does the policy affect the realization of human rights beyond the scope of the policy? How do policies in other areas affect the realization of rights the current policy intends to address? 3. ). (a) Participation. Social protection programs should strive to ensure that rights holders and duty bearers are both heard at every stage of the social protection process, from identifying the social issue through evaluation of the program.

Are these efforts on schedule? If not, why not? • Does state make information available and accessible in a timely manner on the progress of its efforts to address an identified social issue? • If citizens feel that they have unfairly been denied assistance, is the process to challenge the decision documented and without repercussions? Are accountability mechanisms in place with responsibility of implementation clear and open to input from all citizens? 12 1 Understanding a Rights-Based Approach to Social Policy Analysis (c) Nondiscrimination and equality.

Because the analysis seeks to measure the progressive realization of rights, a baseline should be established from which negative, positive, and nonmovement can be measured. For example, have any human rights instruments been ratified since the baseline or have new laws incorporating the instruments been enacted? Have new facilities been built to increase access? Have local councils been established to increase citizen participation in policymaking? Depending on the type of social issue being examined, the dimensions and types of indicators used will be modified.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.51 of 5 – based on 9 votes