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Controversial Issues in Social Policy

Third Edition

 

By: Howard Jacob Karger (University of Houston),

James Midgley (University of California, Berkeley),

Peter A. Kindle (University of Houston) and

C. Brené Brown (University of Houston)

 

Overview

 

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.

 

Controversial Issues in Social Policy is divided into three parts.  The first part, Social Policy and the American Welfare State, focuses on general issues in social welfare policy.  Part two looks at The Culture Wars: Discrimination, Stigma and Social Policy. Part three examines Social Work and Social Service Delivery Issues.

 

 

New to This Edition

 

16 brand new debates on some of the most controversial issues of today, such as:

 

·         The issue of open borders and immigration, debated by Tatcho Mindiola and Howard Karger.    

·         The privatization of Social Security, debated by William Beach and Steven Rose.

·         The pros and cons of National Health Insurance, debated by Manuel Zamora and Robert Moffit.

·         The legalization of same-sex marriage, debated by Lori Messinger and Focus on the Family’s Glenn Stanton.

 

 

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Book News Annotation:

Essays in this collection have been selected to encourage critical thinking and keep students informed on recent social policy debates. Themes include social policy and the American welfare state, poverty, inequality, and social policy, issues in social service policy, and social work education and professional policy. Authors are thinkers and policy analysts both inside and outside of the field of social work. Karger is affiliated with the University of Houston. This work lacks a subject index.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This volume 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 18 debate topics included were selected to cover a wide range of professional interests.

Synopsis:

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.  Its 16 debate topics were selected to cover a wide range of professional interests in the field of social policy and are divided into three parts:

 

Part I: Social Policy and the American Welfare State

Part II: The Culture Wars: Discrimination, Stigma and Social Policy

Part III: Social Work and Social Service Delivery Issues

 

It is a great text for anyone interested in social welfare policy, public policy and contemporary issues at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  It stresses the importance of critical and independent thought in the educational process. 

Table of Contents

Preface

 

Part I:  Social Policy and the American Welfare State 

   

DEBATE 1: Is the American Welfare State Compatible with the Market Economy?

YES:    James Midgley    

NO:      Howard Karger    

 

DEBATE 2: Should We Open the Southern U.S. Border to Immigration?  

YES:    Tatcho Mindiola    

NO:      Howard Karger    

 

DEBATE 3: Should Social Security Be Privatized? 

YES:    William W. Beach    

NO:      Steven Rose    

 

DEBATE 4: Does America Need National Health Insurance?    

YES:    Manuel F. Zamora    

NO:      Robert E. Moffit    

 

DEBATE 5: Is the War on Drugs Effective?    

YES:    Peter A. Kindle    

NO:      Diana M. DiNitto    

 

DEBATE 6: Can Asset-Based Welfare Policy Really Help the Poor?    

YES:    Michael Sherraden    

NO:      James Midgley    

 

 

Part II:  The Culture Wars: Discrimination, Stigma, and Social Policy  

 

DEBATE 7: Should Same-Sex Marriages Be Legalized?    

YES:    Lori Messinger    

NO:     Glenn T. Stanton    

 

DEBATE 8: Has Affirmative Action Gone Too Far?    

YES:    José Enrique Idler    

NO:     Jolyn Mikow    

 

DEBATE 9: Has the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) GoneToo Far?    

YES:    Howard Karger    

NO:      John C. Bricout    

 

DEBATE 10: Does Social Work Discriminate Against Evangelical Christians?    

YES:    David Hodge    

NO:     Gary R. Anderson    

 

DEBATE 11: Should Abortion Rights Be an Accepted Social-Work Value?    

YES:    John T. Pardeck    

NO:      Roland Meinert    

 

 

Part III:  Social Work and Social-Service Delivery Issues  

 

DEBATE 12: Is Federal Government Support of Faith-Based Social-Service Agencies Consistent with Social-Work Values?    

YES:    Gaynor Yancey    

NO:      John R. Belcher    

 

DEBATE 13: Should Social Services Be Privatized?    

YES:    David Stoesz    

NO:      Ira C. Colby    

 

DEBATE 14: Has Welfare Reform Worked?    

YES:    Kirk A. Johnson and Robert Rector    

NO:      Mimi Abramovitz    

 

DEBATE 15: Can Child Protective Services Be Reformed?    

YES:    Kristine E. Nelson, Diane K. Yatchmenoff, and Katharine Cahn    

NO:      David Stoesz    

 

DEBATE 16: Are Family Drug Courts Working in Child Welfare?    

YES:    Patricia Sardau-Beckler and Scott W. M. Burrus    

NO:      Michael J. Beckler    

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205337453
Editor:
Karger, Howard Jacob
Editor:
Midgley, James
Editor:
Karger, Howard Jacob
Editor:
Midgley, James
Editor:
Brown, C. Brene
Compiled:
Cram 101
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Author:
Kindle, Peter
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews, Textbook Revie
Author:
Karger, Howard Jacob
Author:
Karger, Howard
Author:
Karger and Midgley and Brown, 2nd Editio
Author:
Midgley, James
Author:
Cram 101
Author:
Brown, C. Brene
Editor:
Brown, C. Brene
Publisher:
Academic Internet Publishers
Location:
Boston
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Public welfare
Subject:
Welfare state
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Book Notes
Subject:
Services & Welfare
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cram101 Textbook Outlines
Series Volume:
[no. 582]
Publication Date:
December 2006
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
11.00x8.25x.12 in. .35 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Sociology » Children and Family
History and Social Science » Sociology » Social Work

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"Synopsis" by , This volume 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 18 debate topics included were selected to cover a wide range of professional interests.
"Synopsis" by ,

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.  Its 16 debate topics were selected to cover a wide range of professional interests in the field of social policy and are divided into three parts:

 

Part I: Social Policy and the American Welfare State

Part II: The Culture Wars: Discrimination, Stigma and Social Policy

Part III: Social Work and Social Service Delivery Issues

 

It is a great text for anyone interested in social welfare policy, public policy and contemporary issues at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  It stresses the importance of critical and independent thought in the educational process. 

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