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 4: Welfare Professionals and Street-Level Bureaucrats

Welfare Professionals and Street-Level Bureaucrats

Welfare professionals and street-level bureaucrats
Sanford F.Schram

Welfare governance is undergoing a transformation in advanced capitalist societies, where a neoliberal–paternalist regime of poverty management is emerging. Since the era of Reagan and Thatcher, the economistic ideology of neoliberalism has merged with a new paternalism creating a focus on disciplining ...

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