ISBN-10:
1285746945
ISBN-13:
2901285746943
Pub. Date:
02/05/2014
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Reluctant Welfare State: Engaging History to Advance Social Work Practice in Contemporary Society / Edition 8

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

by Bruce S. Jansson

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

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).

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ISBN-13: 2901285746943
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 02/05/2014
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 603
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Bruce S. Jansson (M.A., University of Chicago and Harvard University; Ph.D., University of Chicago) is the Driscoll/Clevenger Professor of Social Policy in the Department of Social Work at the University of Southern California (USC). He joined the USC faculty in 1973 after working in Pennsylvania and Michigan as a community organizer and planner for tenant rights. His scholarly interests focus on advancing mezzo, micro and macro policy advocacy in social work, as well as examining the history and practice of social welfare policy. Dr. Jansson invented the term "policy practice," which has become a required content area by the Council on Social Work Education. He recently developed the first multi-level policy advocacy framework that discusses policy advocacy at micro, mezzo and macro levels. He also has served as the Moses Distinguished Research Professor at the City University of New York Graduate Center. Dr. Jansson has written two books for Cengage: BECOMING AN EFFECTIVE POLICY ADVOCATE, now in its ninth edition, and THE RELUCTANT WELFARE STATE (9th Edition). Additional books include THE SIXTEEN TRILLION DOLLAR MISTAKE: HOW THE U.S. BUNGLED ITS NATIONAL PRIORITIES FROM THE NEW DEAL TO THE PRESENT (2001), IMPROVING HEALTHCARE THROUGH ADVOCACY and SOCIAL WELFARE SECTORS AND ADVOCACY. He has authored four research articles that develop measurement scales to measure the extent health professionals engage in patient and policy advocacy, as well as predictors of their levels of engagement, and is currently working on a book on inequality.

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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