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

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

By: Catherine N. Dulmus (author), Ira C. Colby (author), Karen M. Sowers (author)Paperback

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With chapters contributed by the foremost social work scholars, this edited text highlights key social policy issues from both a domestic and international perspective. Its opening chapters introduce social welfare policy and its history, laying a framework for the more specialized chapters that follow. In-depth and cutting edge, this book is aligned with social work accreditation standards (EPAS).

About Author

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.


Preface vii About the Editors x Contributors xi Chapter 1 Social Welfare Policy as a Form of Social Justice 1 Ira Colby Introduction 1 Social Welfare Policy Defined 5 The Relationship Between Justice Theory and Social Welfare Policy 6 Social Work Values and Policy 8 The Traditional Conceptual Framework of Social Welfare 9 Crafting Justice-Based Policy 12 Conclusion 15 Chapter 2 Reconceptualizing the Evolution of the American Welfare State 21 Bruce Jansson Introduction 21 Some Daunting Challenges Facing Historians of the American Welfare State 21 Nine Eras 28 Topics for Further Research 56 Where Next? 60 Chapter 3 Human Security and the Welfare of Societies 65 Jody Williams Introduction 65 The Need to Redefine Security for the 21st Century 68 Human Security: Its Fundamentals and Its Roots 70 Is There a Future for a Human Security Framework? 75 Conclusion 77 Chapter 4 Social Policy From a Global Perspective 81 Robin Sakina Mama Introduction 81 Globalization 82 Globalization as It Relates to Policy 86 Globalization and Ethics 87 Globalization, Policy, and Social Work Practice 88 Chapter 5 Social Justice for Marginalized and Disadvantaged Groups: Issues and Challenges for Social Policies in Asia 93 Joseph Kwok Introduction 93 Social Justice: An Asian Perspective 95 Social Justice and Social Harmony 96 Social Policy 98 An Asian Context on Social Policy and Social Justice 99 An Asian Perspective on Social Policy Development 101 Social Enterprise and Social Capital 107 Conclusion 112 Chapter 6 Welfare Reform: The Need for Social Empathy 117 Elizabeth A. Segal Introduction 117 A Brief History of Welfare Reform 119 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families 120 The Success of Welfare Reform 121 Who Receives Welfare? 122 Why Welfare Reform Has Failed 123 Inherent Contradictions in Welfare Reform 125 Values Conflicts 125 The Gap in Experiencing and Understanding Poverty 127 Social Empathy 128 Where Do We Go From Here? The Future of Welfare in America 130 Chapter 7 Not by the Numbers Alone: The Effects of Economic and Demographic Changes on Social Policy 135 Michael Reisch Introduction 135 Economic Globalization 136 Poverty, Inequality, and Unemployment 139 Demographic Changes: Racism and Immigration 145 Implications for Social Policy 150 Welfare Reform as a Policy Illustration 151 Conclusion 153 Chapter 8 The U.S. Patriot Act: Implications for the Social Work Profession 165 Stan Stojkovic Introduction 165 The U.S. Patriot Act: Significant Activities and a New System of Justice 167 The U.S. Patriot Act and the Social Work Profession 173 Conclusion 177 Chapter 9 Social Justice in a World of Anywhere Access? 181 Paul R. Raffoul Introduction 181 Globalization 183 Societal Acceptance and Utilization of Technology 184 Use of Social Media 184 Information Access and Authenticity 186 Ensuring Diversity and Cultural Differences 187 Influencing the Development of Social Policy 187 Unintended Consequences of Technology and Social Policy 188 A Look Ahead to the Year 2022 189 Key Terms 191 Review Questions for Critical Thinking 191 Online Resources 191 References 191 Author Index 193 Subject Index 197

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  • ISBN13: 9781118176993
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9781118176993
  • weight: 588
  • ISBN10: 1118176995

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