Child Abuse in the Deep South

Geographical Modifiers of Abuse Characteristics

Author: Lee W. Badger

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817303634

Category: Political Science

Page: 161

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This study of physical and sexual child abuse in the Deep South was designed to determine the incidence of child abuse and neglect in the state of Alabama, to identify the characteristics of confirmed child abuse, and to test the hypothesis that community size would contribute to a unique picture of the surveillance, reporting, and caseworker determination of abuse.
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The Reach and Grasp of Policy Analysis

Comparative Views of the Craft

Author: Richard I. Hofferbert

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817304645

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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Hofferbert identifies the seeds of apparent decline of the “policy analysis industry” in its own institutional features, and he proposes specific alternatives for the policy-analyst/policy-maker relationships that offer the most promise of mutual benefit.
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Holding Bureaucrats Accountable

Politicians and Professionals in St. Louis

Author: Lana Stein

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817305192

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 133

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Stein's study examines whether municipal elected officials in a specific city actually are able to establish policy, then ensure its implementation by the bureaus they head. In her exploration of the relationship between elected officials (mayor and aldermen) and bureaucratic professionals she focuses on staffing, service allocation, health, and the protective services. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Public Opinion and Policy Leadership in the American States

Author: Phillip W. Roeder

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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In recent years many domestic responsibilities have moved from the federal to the state level. Some believe that state responsibilities have expanded and that the level of professionalism in state institutions has increased because of mandates from the federal government. State activism and innovation have also increased - primarily in response to federal pressures to act, unaccompanied by resources necessary to carry out the mandates. Scholars suggest that suddenly, and almost unilaterally, the federal government has forfeited to state governments the role of chief policymaker in domestic matters. Roeder proposes that the American state is a significant referent for public attitudes toward politics, government, and public policies. He finds rich support in data collected from 1987 through 1990 by the Council of State Governments/Martin School State Survey Project. These data show considerable public support for state policy leadership as well as positive evaluations of state governmental leaders and institutions
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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medicine

Page: N.A

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First multi-year cumulation covers six years: 1965-70.
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