Africana Cultures and Policy Studies: Scholarship and the by Z. Williams

By Z. Williams

This ebook 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 historic experiences for the needs of coverage improvement, research, and sensible application.  Africana Cultures and coverage reviews demands a relocation and synthesis of policy-derived study emanating from private and non-private tradition spheres.  within the technique, its aim is to exploit background and tradition to interact the coverage approach from a top-down and bottom-up process, thereby dissolving the formerly impenetrable divides among concept and perform, teachers and policymakers, and group constituencies and similar social/civic associations.

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30 The support for a national crime control policy stemmed most recently from Richard Nixon’s law and order ticket but had found earlier roots in the rhetorically rampant Goldwaterism of the Johnson era. Goldwater’s paranoia about black rebelliousness in the rioting and civil unrest of the post–civil rights generation was popular political ammunition for the Nixon administration and now was reloaded into Reagan’s rifle but under slightly different circumstances. Unlike Reagan, Nixon had supported expanding methadone rehabilitation programs, supported the creation of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and emphasized eradicating the source of the drug trade regardless of foreign policy consequences.

They look at how political conditions and institutional arrangements shape policy change. 44 Policies are sometimes changed because they lead to unintended consequences that policymakers did not foresee. For example, few of the officials who favored loosening federal regulations to encourage banks to make mortgage loans to lowincome borrowers would have predicted the avalanche of predatory loans and home foreclosures that resulted from deregulation. Policymakers are currently sponsoring proposals to shift policy back in the direction of stricter regulation.

Policies generated by the Welfare/Crime Bill/Drug Laws negatively affect African Americans. 17 Similarly, the principle issue in the matter of policy adoption is what requirements should be met before a policy can be prepared for actualization and eventual implementation. For, when we do not have the research data, we do not know what answers we seek, and nor are we in a position to assess the consequences of the policies we formulate. ) and the lack of (and the level of) participation in traditional public policy procedures and processes.

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