Governing 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. It critically interrogates the claim that the logic of actuarialsim is implicated in a shift from 'care' to 'control' and argues the case for a distinctive approach to understanding and undertaking social work which does justice to the reality of contemporary practice.

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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:232 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:January 30, 2015Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage: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