Social Work and the Third Way: Tough Love as Social Policy

Social Work and the Third Way: Tough Love as Social Policy

by Bill Jordan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761967214

ISBN-13: 9780761967217

Pub. Date: 05/01/2001

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The New Labour government in the UK is committed to a programme of reform of the welfare state that will pull away safety nets and replace them by trampolines, to bounce citizens back into active participation. Its regime of 'tough love' will make more demands on those claiming benefits and services, as well as clamping down on dependencey, fraud and crime. This

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The New Labour government in the UK is committed to a programme of reform of the welfare state that will pull away safety nets and replace them by trampolines, to bounce citizens back into active participation. Its regime of 'tough love' will make more demands on those claiming benefits and services, as well as clamping down on dependencey, fraud and crime. This will be done by changing the culture of welfare agencies, towards promoting achievement and independence, as well as meeting 'genuine need'.

In Social Work and the Third Way, Bill Jordan provides an accessible and lively analysis of the tensions between 'toughness' and 'love' in the Third Way's political philosophy, and the problems of implementing New Labour

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761967217
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/01/2001
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

The Dog That Didn't Bark
Values, Morals and Emotions
The Shifting Ethical Foundations of Social Work
Reasons, Motives and Evidence
The Theoretical Basis of the Third Way and Social Work
The Third Way in Local Authority Social Services
Modernization and Management
Capacities and Empowerment
The Contradictions of the Third Way over Exclusions and Disabilities
Social Work and Street Credibility
Social Work and Economic Activity
The Public Authority
Social Work and the State
Front-Line Practice

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