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Legal System

Robert G. Madden.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Criminal Justice; Practical Ethics; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy. 3109 words.

The law is a powerful force in all aspects of contemporary American society. The legal system furnishes the context and procedures for the creation and enforcement of laws to resolve...

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Peace

Charles D. Cowger.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Justice and Human Rights. 1452 words.

This entry discusses the relationship of war and peace to social work practice. The historic and current mandate for social workers to work for peace is presented. The inevitable tie of war...

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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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Political Interventions

Megan Meyer.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Justice and Human Rights. 4342 words.

Since the Progressive Era, social workers have played important roles in political struggles for social justice. They have criticized, designed, and implemented an array of social policies...

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Progressive Social Work

Rosemary Barbera, Mary Bricker-Jenkins and Barbara Hunter Randall Joseph.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Justice and Human Rights. 8918 words.

Since the beginning of the profession, progressive social work has been characterized by a lived commitment to practice dedicated to advancing human rights and social and economic justice....

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