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dc.contributor.advisorComanor, Albert
dc.contributor.authorDay, Michael George
dc.coverage.spatial20000044en
dc.date.accessioned2005-07-19T21:24:55Z
dc.date.available2005-07-19T21:24:55Z
dc.date.issued1970
dc.identifier82481559en
dc.identifier.citationDay, M. G. (1970). Re-examination of the social action process of the C.Y.C. experience (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/17261en_US
dc.identifier.other82481559en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/14979
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 147-154.en
dc.description.abstractThe concept of social action has had several severely contrasting meanings. This thesis has been addressed to the term's utilization in its more restricted sense as a form of social practice in which social change goals are paramount. An earlier consensual model, now more properly described by terms derived from other social processes, is presently being replaced by a practice model in which elements of obstruction to change and of conflict are fundamental components. This model has evolved pragmatically and unsystematically. Commitment to goal has not been matched by attention to process. Also insufficient attention both in practice and in analysis has been given to important action system components and intersystem consequences. These deficiencies threaten program continuation and program outcomes. Further work is needed to advance the adequacy and utility of the social action model. This thesis is a contribution to this end. It identifies the phenomena previously referred to and examines their significance in the events affecting the practice of the model in an important organizational attempt to apply it; that is the op erations of the Company of Young Canadians. iii Among the hypotheses are the following: A social action program (by definition containing conflict characteristics) will evoke a counter acti on from the target institutions; neglect of supportive processes produce poi nts of vulnerability which draw the counter action; failure to develop internal cohesion reduces the capability for effective defense or response; failure to attempt to achieve coalitions with potential ly supportive systems deny a possible strength and contribute to a program's isolation; failure to develop a strategic analysis with respect to goals and means obscures the political contingencies within which a program operates; internal splintering with respect to goals is amplified by the counter action and results in the reduced ability to continue the action focus; the outcome is the termination of the fundamental components of the model. These h ypotheses seem to be confirme d in the experience of t h e C.Y.C . The positive inclusion in the model of t hese elements identified in the h ypotheses constitutes a set of contributions to the s trengthening of a social ac t ion practice model.
dc.format.extentviii, 157 leaves ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relationAdditional Copy: HV 41 D39 1970aen
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subject.lccHV 41 D39 1970en
dc.subject.lcshSocial action
dc.subject.lcshCompany of Young Canadians
dc.subject.lcshSocial workers - Canada
dc.titleRe-examination of the social action process of the C.Y.C. experience
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/17261
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Social Work
thesis.degree.nameMSW
thesis.degree.disciplineSocial Welfare
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccHV 41 D39 1970en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
ucalgary.thesis.notesPLen
ucalgary.thesis.additionalcopyHV 41 D39 1970aen
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