By Z. Williams
This e-book introduces Africana Cultures and coverage experiences as an interdisciplinary box, rooted within the ancient event of individuals of African descent. deliberately, those essays search to canonize Africana old reviews for the needs of coverage improvement, research, and sensible application. Africana Cultures and coverage reports demands a relocation and synthesis of policy-derived examine emanating from private and non-private tradition spheres. within the technique, its target is to take advantage of heritage and tradition to interact the coverage method from a top-down and bottom-up process, thereby dissolving the formerly impenetrable divides among idea and perform, lecturers and policymakers, and neighborhood constituencies and similar social/civic associations.
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Policy Evaluation If there is one area which policy analysts exercise primary responsibility in the policy cycle, it is the evaluation phase. Analysts inquire about the possible impact 24 NATHANIEL NORMENT JR. of an adopted policy. Does the policy meet the greater needs of society and is it achieving its goals? The impact of policy may be evaluated on several levels. 40 This is the more technocratic end of policy studies. The aim here is to design studies according to the canons of scientific inquiry to isolate the impacts of a given policy.
This has often occurred in American politics, for example, with some Great Society programs of the 1960s that failed to achieve their goals partly because they were never appropriately funded. 46 Critical Questions That Need to Be Asked regarding Policy Termination as It Affects African Americans 1. 2. 3. 4. Who terminated the policy? Why was the policy terminated? Will the policy termination negatively affect African Americans? Did the policy resolve the issue/problem affecting the African American community?
He did suggest however that the problem of black masculinity could be addressed through increased military service and work programs. ”9 The response to the publicizing of the report in the summer of 1965 was varied. There was denial. There was agreement. There was outrage. Floyd McKissick, Bayard Rustin, Robert Carter, and Martin Luther King, all criticized the report for different reasons. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 11 One important criticism leveled at Moynihan dealt with scholarly authority.
Africana Cultures and Policy Studies: Scholarship and the Transformation of Public Policy (Contemporary Black History) by Z. Williams