Global Social Work in a Political Context: Radical Perspectives (Hardcover)
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How is social work shaped by global issues and international problems and how should it address them? This book employs a radical perspective to examine international social work. Globalization had opened up many issues for social work, including how to address global inequalities, the impact of global economic problems and trends towards neoliberalism. By examining the origins of modern social work, problematizing its definition and addressing the care/control dichotomy the book reveals what we can learn from different approaches and projects across the globe. Case studies from the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Spain, Latin America, Australia, Hungary, and Greece bring the text to life and allow both students and practitioners to apply theory to practice.
About the Author
Iain Ferguson is professor of social work and social policy at the University of the West of Scotland.