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The roots of welfare reform : "the social forces underlying the Wisconsin Learnfare Program"
Two sets of theories are used sequentially in the
analysis of the policymaking behind Learnfare. The first
series consIsts of theories of the overall pollcymaking
process, and includes the rational comprehensive,
incrementalist, and two models of "organized anarchy"
including the "garbage can" and "policy windows"
perspectives. The second series focuses more specifically on
the role of policy analysis itself within the larger
process, and includes models I abstracted from several
recent writings on the subject. The task here is to
characterize the nature of analysis and the work of the
analyst. These models consist of the "anti-analytic" and
"analyst subordination" theses, and the perspective of
"policy analysis as art and craft". For the most part, both
sets of models afforded helpful and distinct insights into
the Learnfare policymaking process.