Journal Article

Restoring Power to Social Work Practice

Arnon Bar‐On

in The British Journal of Social Work

Published on behalf of British Association of Social Workers

Volume 32, issue 8, pages 997-1014
Published in print December 2002 | ISSN: 0045-3102
Published online December 2002 | e-ISSN: 1468-263X | DOI:
Restoring Power to Social Work Practice

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Largely because they are unacquainted with power theory, social workers judge power as an aberration of their intentions to empower their clients and to make organizations more humane. Contrarily, this article, which explicates power and power‐in‐use, argues that social workers must increase their power and their understanding of its dynamics and adopt a wider range of means of influence than they currently do if they are to effectively help those society excludes and makes vulnerable.

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Subjects: Social Work

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