European Social Policy and Social Work: Citizenship-Based Social Work

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-10-28
  • Publisher: Routledge
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This book explores shifts in international social policies, looking at how they affect national trends and the context for social work practice. It investigates the responsibilities for social welfare held by the state, the market and civil society, elaborating a concept of citizenship-based social work.

Author Biography

Hans van Ewijk is Professor of Social Policy and Social Work and Chair of the Research Centre for Social Innovation at Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands. He was recently appointed as Endowed Professor at the University for Humanistics at Utrecht for the Chair of Social Work Theory and is also Visiting Professor at Tartu University, Estonia. He is a former president of the International Council on Social Welfare Europe.

Table of Contents

List of illustrationsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
International social work and international social policyp. 7
Introductionp. 7
Different meanings of international social work and social policyp. 7
Globalizationp. 10
Regionalizationp. 12
Discussion and assignmentsp. 20
From welfare to workfare: the great transformationp. 22
Introductionp. 22
From welfare to workfarep. 22
Privatizationp. 23
Civil societyp. 26
Localizationp. 31
Integrationp. 35
From a macro socio-economic strategy to a micro socio-cultural strategyp. 40
Discussion and assignmentp. 43
Citizenship and civil society discoursep. 45
Introductionp. 45
Citizenship and civil societyp. 45
Marshall and the discourse on social citizenshipp. 49
Lister: excluding and including tendency to social citizenshipp. 54
Activating citizenship within the welfare statep. 57
Discussion and assignmentsp. 59
Social work under constructionp. 60
Introductionp. 60
Clarifying the basicsp. 60
The impact of the transformationp. 68
The meta-methodology of social workp. 72
Competencesp. 80
The social professionalp. 87
Discussion and assignmentp. 87
Community policy and community workp. 90
Introductionp. 90
Community-based social policyp. 90
Community workp. 104
Discussion and assignmentsp. 114
Other fields of activityp. 116
Introductionp. 116
Youth work and youth carep. 116
Long term carep. 121
Social case work, exclusion and povertyp. 125
Discussion and assignmentp. 128
From assimilation to intercultural competences: a challenge for social workp. 130
Introductionp. 130
Migration and migration theoriesp. 130
Diversity in Europep. 133
Intercultural social workp. 136
Discussion and assignmentp. 138
Social work as a profession, research and sciencep. 140
Professionalizationp. 140
Social work research and social work sciencep. 146
Discussion and assignmentp. 151
Conclusionp. 151
Annex: summary of the book in keywords and definitionsp. 152
Notesp. 173
Bibliographyp. 174
Indexp. 185
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