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Controversial Issues in Social Policy - 2nd edition

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Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
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ISBN13: 978-0205337453

Howard Jacob Karger, James Midgley and C. Brene Brown

ISBN13: 978-0205337453
ISBN10: 0205337457 Edition: 2ND 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

Controversial Issues in Social Policy is an edited collection of contemporary social policy debates argued between some of the foremost thinkers in the field of social work as well as prominent authors in other fields.

The eighteen debate topics were selected to cover a wide range of professional interests in the field of social policy and are divided into four parts--Social Policy and the American Welfare State; Poverty, Inequality and Social Policy; Issues in Social Service Policy; and Social Work Education and Professional Policy. The text stresses the importance of critical and independent thought in the educational process.

Table of Contents

Preface.

I. SOCIAL POLICY AND THE AMERICAN WELFARE STATE.

1. Is the American Welfare State Compatible with the Market Economy?

YES: James Midgley.

NO: Howard Jacob Karger.

2. Should the Federal Government Support/Fund Sectarian Social Service Agencies?

YES: Jon Meyer.

NO: Stephen Arch Erich.

3. Should Social Services Be Privatized?

YES: David Stoesz.

NO: Ira C. Colby.

II. POVERTY, INEQUALITY AND SOCIAL POLICY.

4. Is Legislation for Lesbian and Gay Rights Necessary?

YES: Marion Wagner & Rebecca Van Voorhis.

NO: John F. Longres.

5. Are Governmental Policies Solving the Problem of Homelessness?

YES: Larry W. Kreuger, John Q. Hodges and Debi L. Word.

NO: John J. Stretch.

6. Can Welfare-to-Work Programs Significantly Reduce Poverty Levels?

YES: Sandra K. Danziger.

NO: Eileen Trzcinski and Deborah Satyanathan.

7. Can an Asset-Based Welfare Policy Really Help the Poor?

YES: Michael Sherraden.

NO: James Midgley.

8. Are Affirmative Action Policies Increasing Equality in the Labor Market?

YES: Ann Rosegrant Alvarez.

NO: Sally C. Pipes.

9. Is Privatizing Social Security Good for Women?

YES: William W. Beach.

NO: Patricia Ireland.

10. Do We Need a Governmental-Based National Healthcare Policy?

YES: Dawn McCarty and Rick Altemose.

NO: Robert E. Moffit.

11. Has the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Gone Too Far?

YES: Howard Jacob Karger.

NO: John C. Bricout.

12. Has the War on Drugs Been Effective?

YES: The Office of National Drug Policy.

NO: Susan P. Robbins.

III. ISSUES IN SOCIAL SERVICE POLICY.

13. Is Outpatient Commitment a Step Forward for Mental Health Clients?

YES: E. Fuller Torrey and Mary Zdanowicz.

NO: Kia J. Bentley and Melissa Floyd Taylor.

14. Is Managed Care Containing Costs and Improving Access to Quality Health Care?

YES: Richard I. Smith and Kristin Stewart.

NO: Heather Kannenburg.

15. Should Transracial Adoptions Be Allowed?

YES: Elizabeth Bartholet.

NO: Leslie Doty Hollingsworth.

16. Should Gays and Lesbians Be Allowed to Adopt?

YES: Stephen Arch Erich.

NO: Martha Ringwald.

IV. SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL POLICY.

17. Should Abortion Rights Be an Accepted Social Work Value?

YES: John T. Pardeck.

NO: Roland Meinert.

18. Should Faith-Based Social Work Programs Be Required to Comply with Nondiscrimination Standards if They Violate the Beliefs of Those Institutions?

YES: Karen Gerdes and Elizabeth Segal.

NO: Lawrence E. Ressler.

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