Social Change and Social Work: The Changing Societal by Timo Harrikari, Pirkko-Liisa Rauhala

By Timo Harrikari, Pirkko-Liisa Rauhala

Social paintings and Social switch discusses and examines how social paintings is challenged through social, political and monetary developments happening in present societies. The authors ask how social paintings as a self-discipline and perform is encountering international and native transformations.Divided into 3 components, subject matters lined contain the altering social paintings mandate all through historical past; social paintings paradigms and theoretical issues; phenomenological social paintings; perform examine; and gender and generational research.Taken jointly, the chapters during this anthology supply an authoritative and up to date review of present discussions in the ecu social paintings study neighborhood.

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Where the early labour relations had been characterized by the opposition between labour and capital and had evolved as a constant series of conflicts, Fordism sought to incorporate the interests of labour, including to some extent the welfare interests, into the production process by emphasizing the role of workers as consumers. Since consumers have an interest in obtaining affordable products, they become interested in ‘lean production’ processes which they, in the role of workers, have to apply.

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This downgrading of the political and economic role of social policies contributes to the erosion of the role of the nation state model which had already been weakened by the growth of supra-national organizations such as the European Union and other state alliances and of powerful international trade organizations such as the WTO and the IMF which promote a free trade policy and seek to curtail the political influence of individual states. Welfare provisions and social security are not only being reduced, social services, in line with other formerly public services, are being increasingly privatized or ‘contracted out’ thereby reducing the ‘steering capacity’ of the state in welfare matters which becomes concerned more with measures of control and regulation instead of support and enhancement (Pierson 1994).

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