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Chapter 1: Social Work, Social Policy, and Welfarism

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Social Work, Social Policy, and Welfarism
Social work, social policy, and welfarism
David G. Gil

Social work and welfarism evolved as societal responses to systemic social injustice and social-structural ‘ill-fare’. To understand social work and welfarism, one has, therefore, to unravel the origins, functions, and dynamics of social and global injustice and social ill-fare. To do so, this chapter examines the following:

  • human needs as a frame of reference for individual and social development, well-being, and social and global justice;
  • meanings of social and global justice;
  • socially just communities and human nature;
  • universal dimensions of social policy systems;
  • emergence and spread of social injustice through coercive, undemocratic processes from local to global levels: oppression, domination, and exploitation;
  • economic systems, social justice, and ...

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