Controversial Issues in Social Policy
Howard Jacob Karger, James Midgley
Allyn and Bacon, 1994 - Political Science - 290 pages
Highlights the value of controversy by using a debate format to present both sides of numerous controversial issues in social policy. Consists of 21 debates, written especially for this volume by experts in the field. The debate topics were selected to cover a wide range of professional interests in the field of social policy and are divided into three clusters: general issues, specific issues in the delivery of human services, and key issues related to poverty, deprivation, and social policy. Designed as a supplemental text for graduate and undergraduate courses in social work policy, or for social work practicum/seminars.
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