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 old event of individuals of African descent. deliberately, those essays search to canonize Africana old experiences for the needs of coverage improvement, research, and functional application.  Africana Cultures and coverage stories demands a relocation and synthesis of policy-derived study emanating from private and non-private tradition spheres.  within the strategy, its aim is to take advantage of background and tradition to have interaction the coverage approach from a top-down and bottom-up process, thereby dissolving the formerly impenetrable divides among concept and perform, lecturers and policymakers, and neighborhood constituencies and similar social/civic associations.

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Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2007), 126–144. 4. Within the general context of academia, African American studies has not only contributed to existing bodies of knowledge, but has also generated new and challenging fields of study, epistemologies, perspectives, and approaches for examining the historical and contemporary experiences of people of African descent. 5. Although one single definition of African American studies may be useful, there has been—since its beginning—different nomenclatures for the discipline such as Negro studies, Afro-American studies, African American studies, American studies, AfroAmerican and African studies, black studies, Africana studies, and Pan-African studies.

The field of public policy, like other social sciences, could benefit from that kind of critical scrutiny of its methodologies. 5. To assess the importance of political institutions and economic relations as determinants of the policymaking process and context: Design programs that benefit African Americans; attract support from other minorities and from the white majority; develop coalition-building strategies among African Americans and other constituencies; examine which institutional venues are most promising for gaining access to policymakers and exerting pressure for change—for example, federal, state, or local government; judicial, legislative, or bureaucratic institutional venues.

Gupta, Analyzing Public Policy: Concepts, Tools and Techniques (Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2000); James E. Anderson, Public Policymaking: An Introduction (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005); John Kingdon, Agendas, Alternatives and Public Policies, 2nd ed. (London: Longman, 2002); Thomas Dye, Understanding Public Policy, 12th ed. (New York: Prentice Hall, 2007). Historically, local, state, and federal governments have been involved at various levels and with varying degrees in the public policy process.

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