The Impact of Social Movements on Policy Development

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The Impact of Social Movements on Policy Development

Reading for both discussions(can be used as references)

Use your Public Policy: Preferences and Outcomes text to read the following:

  • Chapter 7, “Policy Implementation,” pages 130–148.

Use the Capella library to complete the following:

  • Weinstein, J. (2010). Social change. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
    • Review pages 3–4 and 7–9 in Chapter 1, “The Social Scientific Perspective.”
    • Read pages 137–140 in Chapter 6, “Social Movements: Concepts and Principles.”

Use the Internet to read the following:

  • Social Economy Arizona. (n.d.). Social policy and human services. Retrieved from


The Impact of Social Movements on Policy Development

Social change and, ultimately, policy development often emerge from social movements in areas such as civil rights, gender equality, labor, religious rights, family planning, ecology and climate change, and community services.

Chapter 7 of your Simons Public Policy text discusses movements and social upheavals growing out of discontent or demands for change. In this discussion, analyze how two of these movements may affect the field of human services.


Social Movements –’ Personal Experiences

Given that social movements are intentional change processes, discuss two such movements of which you are aware. Consider how the results of these changes have affected you personally and professionally.

Use the Internet and the resources in the course to identify these intentional change processes. Reference your resources according to APA style and formatting guidelines.

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