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Author Webb, Stephen A., 1956-

Title Social work in a risk society : social and political perspectives / Stephen A. Webb.

Imprint Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  361.3 W368S    Check Shelf
Description x, 278 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-267) and index.
Contents Setting the scence -- Social Work, Risk Society and Modernity -- Risk, Regulation and Neo-liberalism -- Security, Trust and care Pathways -- Direct Work, Knowledge and Intervention -- Technologies of care -- Management and organisation of Social Work -- The practice of value.
Summary Based on contemporary social theory and taking into account the changes in the field, this text aims to construct a different way of thinking about social work. It draws on themes in the work of theorists, such as Beck, Giddens and Rose to explore the impact of risk society and neo-liberalism on social work.
Processing Action Self-Renewing 2017 UoY
Subject Social work administration.
Risk assessment.
Risk management.
Service social -- Gestion.
√Čvaluation du risque.
Gestion du risque.
Risk assessment. (OCoLC)fst01098146
Risk management. (OCoLC)fst01098164
Social work administration. (OCoLC)fst01123443
ISBN 033396361X (pbk.)
9780333963616 (pbk.)
Standard No. 9780333963616 (pbk.)
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