Social Work and Social Policy: Advancing the Principles of by Ira C. Colby, Catherine N. Dulmus, Karen M. Sowers

By Ira C. Colby, Catherine N. Dulmus, Karen M. Sowers

A entire evaluate of household and international social welfare policy

Written by means of a workforce of popular social coverage specialists sharing their exact views on international and U.S. social welfare coverage matters, Social paintings and Social Policy is helping social staff give some thought to key matters that face policymakers, elected officers, and company directors which will improve guidelines which are either reasonable and just.

Designed as a foundational social welfare coverage textual content, this significant booklet meets the Council on Social paintings Education's (CSWE) academic coverage and Accreditation criteria (EPAS).

Encouraging readers' serious considering on a number of matters, each one bankruptcy starts off with an overarching query and "what if" situations, and ends with a suite of prompt key words, on-line assets, and dialogue questions.

Recognizing that coverage paintings calls for practitioners to be as absolutely versed as attainable with the problem handy, Social paintings and Social Policy completely explores:

  • Social welfare coverage as a kind of social justice
  • The evolution of the yankee welfare state
  • Human protection and the welfare of societies
  • Social coverage from a world perspective
  • Challenges for social guidelines in Asia
  • Welfare reform and the necessity for social empathy
  • The U.S. Patriot Act and its implications for the social paintings profession
  • Human rights and rising social media

Compelling and extensive in scope, Social paintings and Social Policy is an fundamental textual content for college students and a helpful source for practitioners focused on growing social coverage and governmental motion guided via justice for all.

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The American welfare state interacted in complex ways with these nonpublic initiatives. In the early part of the 19th century, religious services were often mandated for inmates of poorhouses, mental asylums, and prisons. Sometimes public authorities funded not-for-profit subsidiaries of churches that refrained from proselytizing as they freely used public resources for their charity. More recently, such fundamentalist presidents as George W. S. Supreme Court to see if they violate the constitutional separation of church and state.

Colonial authorities and the land companies licensed by the Crown would sell vast tracts of land to these settlers, who would disperse onto this land, often in unsettled areas (except for Native Americans). If we broaden our definition of the welfare state to include such preventive programs, then the heart of the colonial welfare state was not its small collection of poorhouses and prisons, but its land distribution policies and involvement of many of its settlers in a market economy. Even indentured servants — a huge portion of the colonial population — intended to use their accumulated savings to purchase land even if they continued a specific trade in rural towns.

The rapid globalizing of the world in recent decades, as reflected by escalating movements of populations and capital across international boundaries, provides another reason for viewing the American welfare state in a global perspective. From the colonial period onward, Americans depended on immigration to provide them with a labor force sufficient to move the frontier westward— and then to provide workers for its emerging industry in the wake of the Civil War. The nation’s dependence on foreign capital in the 19th century was similar to the contemporary dependence of developing nations on capital inflows, and it exacerbated economic volatility in the United States with important repercussions for social policy.

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