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Social work, politics and societyFrom radicalism to orthodoxy

Social work, politics and society: From radicalism to orthodoxy

Kenneth McLaughlin

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420459
eISBN:
9781447303572
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420459.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This book examines contemporary issues in social work, particularly exploring the politicisation of the profession from the 1970s onwards. Detailing the wider social and political influences on the ... More

Social workers affecting social policyAn International perspective

Social workers affecting social policy: An International perspective

John Gal and Idit Weiss-Gal (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781847429735
eISBN:
9781447307877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429735.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Furthering social justice and human rights is a fundamental principle underlying the social work profession. Engaging in social policy formulation processes is a major route through which social ... More

Speaking to powerAdvocacy for health and social care

Speaking to power: Advocacy for health and social care

David Donnison

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420381
eISBN:
9781447303589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420381.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Advocacy is an area of increasing importance in service provision, where new ways of working have to be found that increasingly create an enabling, rather than a providing, state. It has an important ... More

Tackling prison overcrowdingBuild more prisons? Sentence fewer offenders?

Tackling prison overcrowding: Build more prisons? Sentence fewer offenders?

Mike Hough, Rob Allen, and Enver Solomon (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421104
eISBN:
9781447303657
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421104.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This book is a response to controversial proposals for prisons and sentencing set out in by Lord Patrick Carter's ‘Review of Prisons’, published in 2007. The Carter review proposed the construction ... More

Taking the crime out of sex workNew Zealand sex workers' fight for decriminalisation

Taking the crime out of sex work: New Zealand sex workers' fight for decriminalisation

Gillian Abel, Lisa Fitzgerald, and Catherine Healy (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423344
eISBN:
9781447303664
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423344.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

New Zealand was the first country in the world to decriminalise all sectors of sex work. This book looks its experience of decriminalisation. It provides first-hand views and experiences of this ... More

Talking about careTwo sides to the story

Talking about care: Two sides to the story

Liz Forbat

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346216
eISBN:
9781447303671
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346216.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Despite its familiarity, the realities of care are both complex and contested. This book looks at the co-existence of both care and abuse in relationships. It demonstrates ways of increasing critical ... More

Towards A Social Investment Welfare State?Ideas, Policies and Challenges

Towards A Social Investment Welfare State?: Ideas, Policies and Challenges

Nathalie Morel, Bruno Palier, and Joakim Palme (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847429247
eISBN:
9781447305613
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429247.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Since the late 1990s, new ideas and strategies concerning the role and shape of the Welfare State have been formulated. All these analyses and policy developments point towards a similar policy logic ... More

Transforming education policyShaping a democratic future

Transforming education policy: Shaping a democratic future

Philip A. Woods

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427366
eISBN:
9781447304067
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427366.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Education is in a state of continual change and schools ever more diverse. People want more participation and meaning in their lives; organisations want more creativity and flexibility. Building on ... More

Transforming ProbationSocial Theories and the Criminal Justice System

Transforming Probation: Social Theories and the Criminal Justice System

Philip Whitehead

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447327653
eISBN:
9781447327677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327653.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

Although it is possible to trace a recent history of far reaching change in probation, the criminal justice system, and penal policy since the 1980s, it is of specific interest to excavate the period ... More

Transforming the Dutch welfare stateSocial risks and corporatist reform

Transforming the Dutch welfare state: Social risks and corporatist reform

Mara A. Yerkes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847429636
eISBN:
9781447304081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429636.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This study provides a thorough account of important policy developments in the Netherlands that are significant beyond the borders of the Dutch welfare state. It demonstrates the dramatic changes ... More

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