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Controversial Issues in Social Policy

ISBN-10: 0205528465
ISBN-13: 9780205528462
Edition: 3rd 2007
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Description: 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.The 18 debate topics were  More...

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Book details

List price: $88.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/6/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990

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.The 18 debate topics were selected to cover a wide range of professional interests in the field of social policy and are divided into three parts. The book stresses the importance of critical and independent thought in the educational process.For anyone interested in social welfare policy, public policy and contemporary issues at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Social policy and the American welfare state
Is the American welfare state compatible with the market economy? : yes
Is the American welfare state compatible with the market economy? : no
Should we open the Southern U.S. border to immigration? : yes
Should we open the Southern U.S. border to immigration? : no
Should social security be privatized? : yes
Should social security be privatized? : no
Does America need national health insurance? : yes
Does America need national health insurance? : no
Is the war on drugs effective? : yes
Is the war on drugs effective? : no
Can asset-based welfare policy really help the poor? : yes
Can asset-based welfare policy really help the poor? : no
The culture wars : discrimination, stigma, and social policy
Should same-sex marriages be legalized? : yes
Should same-sex marriages be legalized? : no
Has Affirmative Action gone too far? : yes
Has Affirmative Action gone too far? : no
Has the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) gone too far? : yes
Has the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) gone too far? : no
Does social work discriminate against evangelical Christians? : yes
Does social work discriminate against evangelical Christians? : no
Should abortion rights be an accepted social-work value? : yes
Should abortion rights be an accepted social-work value? : no
Social work and social-service delivery issues
Is federal government support of faith-based social-service agencies consistent with social-work values? : yes
Is federal government support of faith-based social-service agencies consistent with social-work values? : no
Should social services be privatized? : yes
Should social services be privatized? : no
Has welfare reform worked? : yes
Has welfare reform worked? : no
Can child protective services be reformed? : yes
Can child protective services be reformed? : no
Are family drug courts working in child welfare? : yes
Are family drug courts working in child welfare? : no

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