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By: Howard Jacob Karger (University of Houston ) ,
James Midgley (University of California, Berkeley) ,
Peter A. Kindle (University of Houston ) and
C. Brené Brown (University of Houston )
Controversial Issues in Social Policy is an edited collection of contemporary social policy debates argued between some of the foremost thinkers in the field of social work as well as prominent authors in other fields.
Controversial Issues in Social Policy is divided into three parts. The first part, Social Policy and the American Welfare State, focuses on general issues in social welfare policy. Part two looks at The Culture Wars: Discrimination, Stigma and Social Policy. Part three examines Social Work and Social Service Delivery Issues.
New to This Edition
16 brand new debates on some of the most controversial issues of today, such as:
· The issue of open borders and immigration, debated by Tatcho Mindiola and Howard Karger.
· The privatization of Social Security, debated by William Beach and Steven Rose.
· The pros and cons of National Health Insurance, debated by Manuel Zamora and Robert Moffit.
· The legalization of same-sex marriage, debated by Lori Messinger and Focus on the Family’s Glenn Stanton.
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Part I: Social Policy and the American Welfare State
DEBATE 1: Is the American Welfare State Compatible with the Market Economy?
YES: James Midgley
NO: Howard Karger
DEBATE 2: Should We Open the Southern U.S. Border to Immigration?
YES: Tatcho Mindiola
NO: Howard Karger
DEBATE 3: Should Social Security Be Privatized?
YES: William W. Beach
NO: Steven Rose
DEBATE 4: Does America Need National Health Insurance?
YES: Manuel F. Zamora
NO: Robert E. Moffit
DEBATE 5: Is the War on Drugs Effective?
YES: Peter A. Kindle
NO: Diana M. DiNitto
DEBATE 6: Can Asset-Based Welfare Policy Really Help the Poor?
YES: Michael Sherraden
NO: James Midgley
Part II: The Culture Wars: Discrimination, Stigma, and Social Policy
DEBATE 7: Should Same-Sex Marriages Be Legalized?
YES: Lori Messinger
NO: Glenn T. Stanton
DEBATE 8: Has Affirmative Action Gone Too Far?
YES: José Enrique Idler
NO: Jolyn Mikow
DEBATE 9: Has the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Gone Too Far?
YES: Howard Karger
NO: John C. Bricout
DEBATE 10: Does Social Work Discriminate Against Evangelical Christians?
YES: David Hodge
NO: Gary R. Anderson
DEBATE 11: Should Abortion Rights Be an Accepted Social-Work Value?
YES: John T. Pardeck
NO: Roland Meinert
Part III: Social Work and Social-Service Delivery Issues
DEBATE 12: Is Federal Government Support of Faith-Based Social-Service Agencies Consistent with Social-Work Values?
YES: Gaynor Yancey
NO: John R. Belcher
DEBATE 13: Should Social Services Be Privatized?
YES: David Stoesz
NO: Ira C. Colby
DEBATE 14: Has Welfare Reform Worked?
YES: Kirk A. Johnson and Robert Rector
NO: Mimi Abramovitz
DEBATE 15: Can Child Protective Services Be Reformed?
YES: Kristine E. Nelson, Diane K. Yatchmenoff, and Katharine Cahn
NO: David Stoesz
DEBATE 16: Are Family Drug Courts Working in Child Welfare?
YES: Patricia Sardau-Beckler and Scott W. M. Burrus
NO: Michael J. Beckler