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Social Work and Social Policy : Advancing the Principles of Economic and Social Justice,9781118176993

Social Work and Social Policy : Advancing the Principles of Economic and Social Justice

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1/29/2013
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John Wiley & Sons Inc
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Summary

This book provides a broad overview of social welfare policy in the US and an introduction to global policy issues. The first chapter provides an introduction to social welfare policy, and this chapter is followed by a chapter on the history of social welfare policy. Those chapters provide the framework for the more specialized chapters that follow.

Author Biography

IRA C. COLBY, DSW, is Dean of the Graduate College of Social Work, University of Houston, in Houston, Texas. Dr. Colby has served on, chaired, or held elective positions in a number of national social work associations, including past president of the Council on Social Work Education, and serves on a number of journal editorial boards.

CATHERINE N. DULMUS, PhD, LCSW, is Professor, Associate Dean for Research, and Director of the Buffalo Center for Social Research in the School of Social Work at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, and Research Director at Hillside Family of Agencies in Rochester, New York.

KAREN M. SOWERS, PhD, is Dean and Beaman Professor in the College of Social Work at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her research interests include juvenile justice, sexuality, social work education, child welfare, evidence-based practice, and international social work practice.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Social Welfare Policy as a Form of Social Justice
Ira Colby

Introduction

Social Welfare Policy Defined

The Relationship Between Justice Theory and Social Welfare Policy

Social Work Values and Policy

The Traditional Conceptual Framework of Social Welfare

Crafting Justice-Based Policy

Conclusion

Key Terms

Review Questions for Critical Thinking

Online Resources

References

Chapter 2 RECONCEPTUALIZING THE EVOLUTION OF THE AMERICAN WELFARE STATE
Bruce Jansson

Introduction.

Some Daunting Challenges Facing Historians of the American Welfare State

Nine Eras

Topics for Further Research

Where Next?

Key Terms

Review Questions for Critical Thinking

Online Resources

References

Chapter 3 HUMAN SECURITY AND THE WELFARE OF SOCIETIES
Jody Williams

Introduction

The Need to Redefine Security for the 21st Century

Human Security:  Its Fundamentals and Its Roots

Is there a Future for a Human Security Framework?

Conclusion

Key Terms

Review Questions for Critical Thinking

Online Sources

References

Chapter 4 Social Policy from a Global Perspective
Robin Sakina Mama

Introduction

Globalization

Globalization as it relates to policy

Globalization and Ethics

Globalization, Policy and Social Work Practice

Key Terms

Review Questions for Critical Thinking

Online Resources

References

Chapter 5 Social Justice for Marginalized and Disadvantaged Groups: Issues and Challenges for Social Policies in Asia
Joseph Kin Fun Kwok

Introduction

Social Justice: An Asian perspective

Social Justice and Social Harmony

Social Policy

Example - An Asian context on social policy and social justice

An Asian Perspective on Social Policy Development

Social Enterprise and Social Capital

Conclusion

Key Terms

Review Questions for Critical Thinking

Online Resources

References

Chapter 6: Welfare Reform: The Need for Social Empathy
Elizabeth A. Segal

Introduction

A Brief History of Welfare Reform

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

The Success of Welfare Reform

Who Receives Welfare?

Why welfare Reform has Failed

Inherent contradictions in welfare reform

Values conflicts

The gap in experiencing and understanding poverty

Social Empathy

Where do we go from here?  The future of welfare in America

Key terms

Review Questions for Critical Thinking

Online Resources

References

Chapter 7: Not by the Numbers Alone: The Effects of Economic and Demographic Changes on Social Policy
Michael Reisch

Introduction

Economic Globalization

Poverty, Inequality, and Unemployment

Demographic Changes: Racism and Immigration

Implications for Social Policy

Welfare Reform as a Policy Illustration

Conclusion

Key Terms

Review Questions for Critical Thinking

Online Sources

References

Chapter 8: The U.S. Patriot Act: Implications for the Social Work Profession
Stan Stojkovic

Introduction

The U.S. Patriot Act: Significant Activities and a New System of Justice

The U.S. Patriot Act and the Social Work Profession

Conclusion

Key Terms

Online Sources

Review Questions for Critical Thinking

References

Chapter 9: Social Justice in a World of Anywhere Access?
Paul R. Raffoul

Introduction

Globalization

Societal acceptance and utilization of technology

Use of Social Media

Social Media and Empowerment

Social Media and Privacy Issues

Information Access and Authenticity

Insuring diversity and cultural differences

Influencing the development of social policy

Unintended consequences of technology and social policy

A look ahead to the year 2022

Key Terms

Online Resources

Review Questions for Critical Thinking

References



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