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Social Policy

Social Policy

• To develop understanding of the social and political context of social work practice by exploring ideological, philosophical and theoretical perspectives which underpin contemporary policy and legislation, and inform notions of human rights and equality in social work practice;
• Provide students with a critical knowledge which enables them to be both informed and pro-actively responsive to the challenges and opportunities that come with changing social contexts and constructs in social work;
I have done some of this but need more on Philosophical perspectives such as
– David Cameron & Big Society and how it Is influenced by the ideas of Edmund Burke, whose Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790) is widely seen as providing the philosophical foundations of ‘Big Society.
-John Locke (1632-1704). Locke’s views on poor relief could be government policy.
but only one well-known female philosopher, who offers an alternative approach.
-Wollstonecrafts’ (1759-1797) writings on poverty are not huge, but very different in tone from her predecessors.

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