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Reluctant Welfare State : Engaging History to Advance Social Work Practice in Contemporary Society,9780495507147

Reluctant Welfare State : Engaging History to Advance Social Work Practice in Contemporary Society

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9780495507147

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2/20/2008
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Brooks Cole
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Summary

Written in clear, lively prose by one of the foremost scholars in the area of social welfare, THE RELUCTANT WELFARE STATE: ENGAGING HISTORY TO ADVANCE SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY, Sixth Edition, places social policy into political, cultural, and societal context. Using social policy history as a catalyst, Dr. Jansson analyzes the evolution of American welfare and invites you to think critically about issues, developments, and policies in prior eras and in contemporary society, to help you develop your own "policy identity."

Table of Contents

The Symbiotic And Uneasy Relationship
Making The American Welfare State More Humane, Past, Present, And Future
Fashioning A New Society In The Wilderness
Social Welfare Policy In The Early Republic: 1789-1860
Lost Opportunities: The Frontier, The Civil War, And Industrialization
Social Reform In The Progressive Era
Social policy to address the worst economic catastrophe in u.s. History
The Era Of Federal Social Services: The New Frontier And The Great Society
The Paradoxical Era: 1968-1970
The Conservative Counterrevolution In The Era Of Reagan And Bush, Sr
Reluctance Illustrated: Policy Uncertainty During The Clinton Administration
Bush's Quest For Realignment
Why Has The American Welfare State Been Reluctant--And What Can We Do About It?
Using Knowledge Of The Evolution Of The American Welfare State To Improve Professional Practice In Contemporary Society
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