Recent Submissions

  • Controlling the Levers of Power: How Advocacy Organizations Affect the Regulation Writing Process 

    Hoefer, Richard; Ferguson, Kristin (Social Work at ScholarWorks at Western Michigan UniversitySchool of Social Work, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2007-03)
    The Federal regulation-writing process is vital to understanding how laws are translated into policy. This paper re-examines data on human services interest groups active in lobbying the executive branch to determine what ...
  • Dating Violence Policy: Making the Grade 

    Hoefer, Richard; Black, Beverly; Salehin, Mashooq (Social Work at ScholarWorks at Western Michigan UniversitySchool of Social Work, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2012-12)
    Dating violence rates affect an unacceptably high percentage of youth. This paper tests a model to understand the considerable variation in state dating violence policy comprehensiveness. Independent variables in the model ...