Based on Chapin’s concept of claims-making (Chapters. 1, 5, and 6), analyze a recent newspaper or magazine article or news media post (from a major news outlet) that describes claims made in the policy development process. The article might focus on claims made while the policy is being considered by a legislative body or claims made by advocates who are trying to change law that has already been adopted. In your paper, describe the policy, the claims made by advocates, and whether the claims meet the third and fourth principles found in Chapin’s Principles of Strengths Perspective Policy (“Quick Guide 3”). This is a 2 -3 page paper. Include a copy of the article or link to the article with your paper.
Example of a newspaper article that includes claimsmaking - http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/27/us/27adopt.html?pagewanted=print
(Note: The New York Times is available free through our library. Search for New York Times in “Online Journals” and choose “free e-journals.”)
(CB 2a., 3a.)
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