Governing Risk: Care and Control in Contemporary Social Work by M. HardyGoverning Risk: Care and Control in Contemporary Social Work by M. Hardy

Governing Risk: Care and Control in Contemporary Social Work

byM. Hardy

Hardcover | January 30, 2015

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Drawing on Foucault's later work on governmentality, this book traces the effects of 'the rise of risk' on contemporary social work practice. Focusing on two 'domains' of practice - mental health social work and probation work - it analyses the ways in which risk thinking has affected social work's aims and objectives, methods and approaches.
Mark Hardy is Lecturer in Social Work at the University of York, UK.
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Title:Governing Risk: Care and Control in Contemporary Social WorkFormat:HardcoverDimensions:221 pages, 21.6 × 14 × 0.01 inPublished:January 30, 2015Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230364152

ISBN - 13:9780230364158

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Enduring Debates in Social Work 2. Accounting for 'the Rise of Risk' 3. Mental Health Social Work: A Case in Point 4. The Probation Service: Pragmatism in Practice? 5. 'An Analytics of Social Work' 6. A Technical Identity? 7. Risk, Uncertainty and Blame in Contemporary Practice 8. Conclusion: Doing Justice to Social Work