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Political Ideology and Social Welfare

Mimi Abramovitz.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty; Social Justice and Human Rights. 5007 words.

Political ideologies shape public policy debates as well as the social policy strategies developed to address “social problems.” The clashes among long-standing political...

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Rural Practice

Judith A. Davenport and Joseph Davenport, III.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Practical Ethics; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Practice Settings; Poverty. 3883 words.

Rural social work, whose history stretches back a century, has been revitalized since the mid-1970s. Definitions, typologies, and characteristics of rurality are provided, which serve as a...

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