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Global social work in a political context radical perspectives

Ferguson, Iain and Ioakimidis, Vasilios and Lavalette, Michael (2018) Global social work in a political context radical perspectives. Policy Press. ISBN 9781447322672

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Abstract

How is social work shaped by global issues and international problems and how should it address them? This book employs a radical perspective to examine international social work. Globalisation had opened up many issues for social work, including how to address global inequalities, the impact of global economic problems and trends towards neoliberalism. By examining the origins of modern social work, problematising its definition and addressing the care/control dichotomy the book reveals what we can learn from different approaches and projects across the globe. Case studies from the UK, the US, Canada, Spain, Latin America, Australia, Hungary and Greece bring the text to life and allow both students and practitioners to apply theory to practice.

Item Type: Book
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Health and Social Care, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2019 14:14
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2019 14:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/23879

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