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Macmillan Higher Education

Social Work and Social Policy under Austerity

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Palgrave

Pages: 224
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Reshaping Social Work

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Paperback - 9781137020635

22 January 2013

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14 December 2012

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What has the contemporary financial context meant for social policy, social work and the relationship between them? Examining the role of political, economic and societal forces, this lively book uses a full range of...

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What has the contemporary financial context meant for social policy, social work and the relationship between them? Examining the role of political, economic and societal forces, this lively book uses a full range of supportive features to encourage reflection on the impact of austerity on different social groups, social work and social care.

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Full range of engaging pedagogical features from reflection points, questions and case studies to highlights from contemporary research

Introduction
Capitalism in Crisis: How Did We Get into Such a Mess?
Secure Flexibility? The Search for Work-Friendly Welfare
The Public Services and the Social Order
Health and Social Care: A Loss of Compassion?
Collective Action, Locality and Community
Intergenerational Justice and the Family
Sustainability in Social Work and Social Policy
Conclusion: Responses to the Social Crisis.

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BILL JORDAN is Professor of Social Policy at the University of Plymouth, UK. He has held visiting chairs in Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Slovakia and Hungary. He worked for 20 years in the UK social services, and is the author of numerous books on social policy, social theory, politics and social work.
MARK DRAKEFORD is Professor of Social Policy at Cardiff University, UK, and is member of the Welsh Assembly for Cardiff West. A former probation officer, youth justice worker and Barnardo's project leader, Mark's research interests cross poverty and social policy, with a particular emphasis on young people and criminal justice issues.

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BILL JORDAN is Professor of Social Policy at the University of Plymouth, UK. He has held visiting chairs in Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Slovakia and Hungary. He worked for 20 years in the UK social services, and is the author of numerous books on social policy, social theory, politics and social work.
MARK DRAKEFORD is Professor of Social Policy at Cardiff University, UK, and is member of the Welsh Assembly for Cardiff West. A former probation officer, youth justice worker and Barnardo's project leader, Mark's research interests cross poverty and social policy, with a particular emphasis on young people and criminal justice issues.

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