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Social Work in a Risk Society Social and Political Perspectives by Stephen A. Webb

Social Work in a Risk Society Social and Political Perspectives


Social Work in a Risk Society Social and Political Perspectives by Stephen A. Webb

This path-breaking text constructs a new way of thinking about social work based on contemporary social theory. Working in a counter-tradition that is suspicious of a number of governing ideas and practices in social work, it draws on themes from Beck, Giddens, Rose to explore the impact of risk society and neo liberalism on social work.

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STEPHEN WEBB is Senior Lecturer in Social Work in the School of Cultural and Community Studies, University of Sussex, UK.

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Publication date

24th January 2006


Stephen A. Webb

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Palgrave Macmillan


288 pages


Social work



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