The SAGE Handbook of Social Work is the world's first generic major reference work to provide an authoritative guide to the theory, method, and values of social work in one volume. Drawn from an international field of excellence, the contributors each offer a critical analysis of their individual area of expertise. The result is this invaluable resource collection that not only reflects upon the condition of social work today but also looks to future developments.
Chapter 47: The Politics of Social Work
The Politics of Social Work
In 1988, the British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was invited to address the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in Edinburgh. For her theme, Mrs Thatcher chose the parable of the Good Samaritan, as told by Jesus in the Gospel of Luke (10: 25–37). The parable is well known but, to recap, concerns a Jewish ...