The Reluctant Welfare State: Engaging History to Advance Social Work Practice in Contemporary Society / Edition 8 by Bruce S. Jansson | 9781285746944 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Reluctant Welfare State: Engaging History to Advance Social Work Practice in Contemporary Society / Edition 8

The Reluctant Welfare State: Engaging History to Advance Social Work Practice in Contemporary Society / Edition 8

by Bruce S. Jansson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1285746945

ISBN-13: 9781285746944

Pub. Date: 02/05/2014

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Written in clear, lively prose, this highly respected book analyzes the evolution of the American welfare state from colonial times to present. The author examines how social welfare policy connects to an empowerment perspective, by showing how African Americans, Latinos, women, gays and lesbians, Asian Americans, Native Americans, the elderly, the poor, and other

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Written in clear, lively prose, this highly respected book analyzes the evolution of the American welfare state from colonial times to present. The author examines how social welfare policy connects to an empowerment perspective, by showing how African Americans, Latinos, women, gays and lesbians, Asian Americans, Native Americans, the elderly, the poor, and other vulnerable populations, as well as social reformers, have achieved progressive reforms through policy advocacy. Part of the BROOKS/COLE EMPOWERMENT SERIES, THE RELUCTANT WELFARE STATE, 8th Edition, aims to help readers develop the core competencies and practice behaviors outlined in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781285746944
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/05/2014
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
603
Sales rank:
452,641
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Symbiotic and Uneasy Relationship: Clients, Social Workers, and the Welfare State. 2. Making the American Welfare State More Humane-Past, Present, and Future. 3. Fashioning a New Society in the Wilderness. 4. Social Welfare Policy in the 19th Century: 1789-1902. 5. Social Reform in the Progressive Era. 6. Social Policy to Address the Worst Economic Catastrophe in U.S. History. 7. The Era of Federal Social Services: The New Frontier and the Great Society. 8. The Paradoxical Era: 1968-1980. 9. The Conservative Counterrevolution in the Era of Reagan and Bush, Sr. 10. Reluctance Illustrated: Policy Uncertainty During the Clinton Administration. 11. George W. Bush's Quest for Realignment. 12. Would President Barack Obama Reverse the Cycle of History? 13. Why Has the American Welfare State Been Reluctant-And What Can We Do about It? 14. Using Knowledge of the Evolution of the American Welfare State to Improve Your Professional Practice.

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