Global Social Work in a Political Context: Radical Perspectives (Hardcover)

Global Social Work in a Political Context: Radical Perspectives By Iain Ferguson, Vasilios Ioakimidis, Michael Lavalette Cover Image
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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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781447322665
ISBN-10: 1447322665
Publisher: Policy Press
Publication Date: February 1st, 2018
Pages: 224
Language: English