Publisher description for Social work in a risk society : social and political perspectives / Stephen A. Webb.

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This text constructs a new way of thinking about social work based on contemporary social theory and taking into account recent changes in social work. Working in a counter-tradition that is suspicious of a number of governing ideas and practices in social work, it draws on themes in the work of theorists such as Beck, Giddens, and Rose. It looks at risk, trust, regulation, identity, and governmentality to explore the impact of risk society and neoliberalism on social work.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Social work administration.
Risk assessment.
Risk management.