The Principles of Social Policy

Author: Robert F. Drake

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9780333763384

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

View: 2909

The Principles of Social Policy provides a powerful exposition of policy making in the contemporary nation state. Social policies are shaped by prevailing political beliefs and values and they are made tangible in the form of overarching policy objectives. These may include, for example, the promotion of equality, the securing of justice or the preservation of liberty. In this text the key principles that underpin social policy in Western democracies are identified and scrutinised in clear, jargon-free language. The aims of this ground breaking text are clearly reflected in its structure. Opening chapters explore the multi-dimensional nature of the values and principles that stand behind political thought. Following this, a discussion of concepts such as equality, justice and freedom reveals the importance of values and principles in shaping the contours of social policy. In conclusion the centrality of the influence of key principles is examined as theoretical ideas introduced earlier in the book are related to the development of policy and practice in real society. This raises questions about the future of social policy and the serious implications for welfare in a fast changing world. This will be essential reading for students of social policy, applied social studies, politics and other courses concerned with the role of government and the provision of public services.
Posted in Social Science

The Principles of Social Policy

Author: Robert F. Drake

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9780333763377

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

View: 8600

The Principles of Social Policy provides a powerful exposition of policy making in the contemporary nation state. Social policies are shaped by prevailing political beliefs and values and they are made tangible in the form of overarching policy objectives. These may include, for example, the promotion of equality, the securing of justice or the preservation of liberty. In this text the key principles that underpin social policy in Western democracies are identified and scrutinised in clear, jargon-free language. The aims of this ground breaking text are clearly reflected in its structure. Opening chapters explore the multi-dimensional nature of the values and principles that stand behind political thought. Following this, a discussion of concepts such as equality, justice and freedom reveals the importance of values and principles in shaping the contours of social policy. In conclusion the centrality of the influence of key principles is examined as theoretical ideas introduced earlier in the book are related to the development of policy and practice in real society. This raises questions about the future of social policy and the serious implications for welfare in a fast changing world. This will be essential reading for students of social policy, applied social studies, politics and other courses concerned with the role of government and the provision of public services.
Posted in Social Science

Social Work and Social Policy

Advancing the Principles of Economic and Social Justice

Author: Ira C. Colby,Catherine N. Dulmus,Karen M. Sowers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118420977

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 4522

A comprehensive overview of domestic and global social welfare policy Written by a team of renowned social policy experts sharing their unique perspectives on global and U.S. social welfare policy issues, Social Work and Social Policy helps social workers consider key issues that face policymakers, elected officials, and agency administrators in order to develop policies that are both fair and just. Designed as a foundational social welfare policy text, this important book meets the Council on Social Work Education's (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). Encouraging readers' critical thinking on various issues, each chapter begins with an overarching question and "what if" scenarios, and ends with a set of suggested key terms, online resources, and discussion questions. Recognizing that policy work requires practitioners to be as fully versed as possible with the issue at hand, Social Work and Social Policy thoroughly explores: Social welfare policy as a form of social justice The evolution of the American welfare state Human security and the welfare of societies Social policy from a global perspective Challenges for social policies in Asia Welfare reform and the need for social empathy The U.S. Patriot Act and its implications for the social work profession Human rights and emerging social media Compelling and broad in scope, Social Work and Social Policy is an indispensable text for students and a valuable resource for practitioners concerned with creating social policy and governmental action guided by justice for all.
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Principles of Social Welfare

An Introduction to Thinking about the Welfare State

Author: Paul Spicker

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415006316

Category: Political Science

Page: 190

View: 4252

Posted in Political Science

Principles of Social Change

Author: Leonard A. Jason

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199841853

Category: Medical

Page: 186

View: 8557

Principles of Social Change is written for those who are impassioned and driven by social justice issues in their communities and seek practical solutions to successfully address them. Leonard A. Jason, a leading community psychologist, demonstrates how social change can be accomplished and fostered by observing five key principles.
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Principles of Social Work Practice

A Generic Practice Approach

Author: Molly R Hancock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136460233

Category: Medical

Page: 282

View: 5647

Principles of Social Work Practice is the first textbook to deal exclusively and thoroughly with the significant principles of social work practice and methods that integrate these principles into the common base of practice. You will learn from case examples how to apply crucial ethical, personal, and methodological principles to different practice areas. As you increase your understanding of the nature of professional social work and the essence of its value base and Code of Ethics, you also learn to develop approaches to social work practice that are sensitive to a multicultural clientele. You will leave this book with useful skills and a flexibility that allow you to work not only with individuals but also with families, couples, groups, organizations, and communities. As you read Principles of Social Work Practice, you will heighten your sensitivity to the professional worker-client relationship and its role as a primary instrument of positive change. Using this book as a guide, you can develop your own strategies for facilitating change and growth that will result in the satisfaction of long-term personal and social goals. Simultaneously, you will build a framework for social work practice that has at its foundation a strong sense of individual worth and dignity. A unique combination of theory and practice, readers gain insight into: confidentiality the nonjudgmental attitude controlled emotional involvement self-determination respect for the individual empowerment Principles of Social Work Practice illustrates for advanced undergraduates and graduate students how to effectively intervene in the conflicts that evolve between clients’ needs for well-being and development and the demands or restrictions of public attitudes or social policy. You will sharpen your skills and construct indispensable methods for helping individuals establish vital links with their communities.
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Principles of Social Justice

Author: David Miller

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674706286

Category: Philosophy

Page: 337

View: 9614

The meaning of social justice remains obscure, and existing theories put forward by political philosophers to explain it have failed to capture the way people think about issues of social justice. This text develops a new theory.
Posted in Philosophy

Welfare Theory

An Introduction

Author: Tony Fitzpatrick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780333778425

Category: Public welfare

Page: 222

View: 6189

Posted in Public welfare

Social Policy and the Ethic of Care

Author: Olena Hankivsky

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774810715

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 178

View: 354

"In this book, Hankivsky considers the implications of this ethic for a range of Canadian social policy issues. Through a series of case studies, she demonstrates the extent to which a care orientation differs from a justice orientation, and provides an alternative normative framework for interpreting, understanding, and evaluating social policy. She reveals why Canadian social policy is lacking and how it could be made more effective and robust by the inclusion of an ethic of care."--Jacket.
Posted in Health & Fitness

Social policy

themes, principles and perspectives in Uganda

Author: Catherine K. H. S. Mwine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 316

View: 7593

Posted in Political Science

Social Development in Social Work

Practices and Principles

Author: Richard Hugman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317702182

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 8915

Social work has always been concerned with the development of society as the basis for achieving the well-being of individuals, families and communities. Interest in this important aspect of social work is now seeing a resurgence, not only in the ‘developing countries’ of the global South, but also in the global North. This innovative book provides an introduction to the area. Using concrete examples taken from practice around the world, Social Development in Social Work address questions such as: How should social development be understood as a core aspect of social work practice? What is the significance of economics, politics and the environment for a developmental approach in social work? How may a comparative understanding of social welfare practices, programs and policies enhance social development in social work? In what ways does social development contribute to international and domestic social work? What skills, knowledge and theory do social workers need to practise in this field? Arguing that social development should be at the centre of contemporary social work practice and theory, this book is ideal for social work students and academics with an interest in social development, international social work, social justice, social policy and community social work.
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Understanding Disability Policies

Author: Robert F. Drake

Publisher: Palgrave He, Print UK

ISBN: 9780333724262

Category: Disability

Page: 244

View: 979

Comparing British policies with those of America, Australia and Sweden, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of the development and consequences of disability policies.
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A Theory of Justice

Author: John RAWLS

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674042603

Category: Philosophy

Page: 623

View: 2105

Though the revised edition of A Theory of Justice, published in 1999, is the definitive statement of Rawls's view, so much of the extensive literature on Rawls's theory refers to the first edition. This reissue makes the first edition once again available for scholars and serious students of Rawls's work.
Posted in Philosophy

Environmental Principles and Policies

An Interdisciplinary Introduction

Author: Sharon Beder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134037260

Category: Nature

Page: 312

View: 4681

Environmental Principles and Policies uses environmental and social principles to analyse the latest wave of economic-based and market-orientated environmental policies currently being adopted around the world. This book provides an in-depth examination of six key principles that have been incorporated into international treaties and the national laws of many countries: * ecological sustainability * the polluter pays principle * the precautionary principle * equity * human rights * public participation These principles are then used to evaluate a range of policies including pollution charges, emissions, trading, water markets, biodiversity banks and tradable fishing rights. Environmental Principles and Policies is easily accessible, using non-technical language throughout, and - in what sets it apart from other books on environmental policy-making - it takes a critical and interdisciplinary approach. It does not set out policies in a descriptive or prescriptive way, but analyses and evaluates policy options from a variety of perspectives. This enables readers to gain a thorough grasp of important principles and current policies, as well as demonstrating how principles can be used to critically assess environmental policies.
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Social Work and Social Policy

An Introduction

Author: Jonathan Dickens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317702409

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

View: 544

An understanding of social policy is vital for engaging practically with social work values, and dealing with political and ethical questions about responsibility, rights and our understanding of ‘the good society’. This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to social policy, tailored to the needs of a social work audience. The new edition of this popular and accessible text analyses current policies and policy themes relevant to social work, and locates them in the context of fundamental social policy principles and debates. It discusses the nature of social policy and its relationship to social work, and covers essential themes such as: - service user participation and involvement - the balance between individual, societal and state responsibility for people’s wellbeing - the interactions of the state, the private sector, voluntary organisations and the family - the relationships between needs, rights and choices - the purposes and challenges of professional social work - the meanings of ‘equality’, ‘prevention’ and ‘personalisation’. Each chapter ends with activities for reflection and analysis, and suggestions for further reading. Social Work and Social Policy is invaluable for students undertaking social work qualifying courses, all of whom are required to demonstrate an understanding of the social policy contexts of practice.
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Social Work in Schools

Principles and Practice

Author: Linda Openshaw

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462506739

Category: Social Science

Page: 318

View: 7791

This accessible and authoritative text gives social workers the tools they need for effective and ethical practice in school settings. Readers learn practical skills for observation, assessment, intervention, and research that will enable them to respond to the needs of diverse students from preschool through the secondary grades. The book presents strategies for dealing with particular problems, such as violence, trauma, parental absence, substance abuse, bereavement, and mental health concerns. Also reviewed are developmental issues that can interfere with school success. Specific guidelines for implementing interventions, including group work, are provided. Student-friendly features include many concrete examples; study and discussion questions; and reproducible letters, forms, and checklists.
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Theory and Practice of Social Planning

Author: Alfred J. Kahn

Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation

ISBN: 1610443233

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

View: 1916

Discusses the intellectual processes involved in social planning. Professor Kahn provides critical tools for the analysis of the planning process, and shows what social planning is and can be. Clarifying the major phases in the planning process, he shows how planning can succeed or fail at any one of these stages. He examined planners in their various roles: as "neutral" technicians and as advocates, as representatives of interest groups and as public officials. The book describes both the social aspects of planning and the relationship between social and physical plans.
Posted in Political Science

Social Workers Affecting Social Policy

An International Perspective

Author: Gal, John,Weiss-Gal, Idit

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847429734

Category: Political Science

Page: 215

View: 1302

The first book to undertake a cross-national study of social worker engagement in social policy formulation processes, shedding light on policy practice in social work discourse, education and practice in eight liberal democracies.
Posted in Political Science

The Impact of Devolution on Social Policy

Author: Derek Birrell

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781847422255

Category: Political Science

Page: 234

View: 4649

With new devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, this book provides a study of developments in the major areas of social policy and a full comparison between the four UK nations.
Posted in Political Science

Social Policy

Theory and Practice

Author: Paul Spicker

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 144731610X

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 569

The second edition of this leading international text introduces students to the concepts and methods of social policy.
Posted in Political Science