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Social Work Policy II (SW 417) Sept 6 & Sept 8

by: Sydney Anderson

Social Work Policy II (SW 417) Sept 6 & Sept 8 SW 417

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Dr. Boyas's lectures from week 3 about political ideologies
Social Welfare Policy II
Boyas, Javier Francisco
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social, work, Policy, political, ideology, policies
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Date Created: 09/12/16
History of Social Policy Influences    Political ideology    Conservatism  ● Market economy and private industry should meet social welfare needs  ● Most agree on being anti­union; against government regulations; lower taxes and less spending;  local control education; oppose civil rights legislation; states’ rights  ● Social work programming erodes U.S. work ethic, diverts tax revenue that could be used in private  sector, lessens profits and global competitiveness, undermines free market society  Classical conservatism  ● Typically constitutionalists, separation of church and state, less federal government intervention,  economic, social, political freedom  ● Equality isn’t important  ● Society is and should be in a hierarchy of layers  ● Elites have the right to rule but responsibilities for welfare of others: “noblesse oblige” (if they can  lead, they should)  ● Stability of society is key (law and order)  ● Customs and traditions are important  Neo­conservatism  ● Favor globalism (unlike classical conservatives)  ● Downplay religious issues  ● Unlikely to actively oppose abortion and homosexuality  ● Democracy can and should be installed across the world  ● Fault government for fostering growth of social welfare industry  Cultural conservatives  ● In 80s and mid 90s, wanted greater control against government intrusion in private sector and  corporate America  ● Pro­family, anti gay rights, pro­life  ● School prayer, buying foreign anything, English as U.S.’s national language  ● Large social work programs don’t maximize self­interest  ● Minimalist intervention from government to help maximize individual self and market economy  Liberalism  ● Believe in big government  ● Equality for all  ● Government's duty to alleviate social ills and protect civil liberties and individual rights  ● Government needs to protect people from themselves  ● Not afraid to explore new ideas  ● Increase taxes, especially on rich  ● Decrease/maintain defense spending  ● Regulation and worker protection  ● Against school vouchers     Classical liberalism  ● Belief that it federal intervention is necessary for enhancing public good  ● Rights come from the government  ● Use of coercion to elicit actions from individuals is illegitimate  ● People can divvy up their property equally within a group and share it for a socially acceptable  cause as long as it's voluntary  ● Advancing public good by promoting and expanding economy coupled with the growth of  universal social welfare and health programs  Neo­liberalism  ● Sustained economic growth is the way to human progress  ● Welcomes big business  ● Free market is most efficient  ● Economic globalization  ● Privatization removes inefficiencies of public sector  ● Call for public and individual responsibility through labor market  ● Government should mainly function to provide infrastructure to advance the rule of law with  respect to property rights and contracts    Religious traditions and social welfare  ● Judaism­justice  ● Islam­charity  ● Buddhism­compassion and good deeds  ● Confucianism­self­sacrifice  ● American Indian religions­collectivism  ● Christianity­ care and charity  English poor laws  ● Local responsibility for social welfare  ● "Worthy poor"­orphans, widows, disabled, elderly  ● "Unworthy poor"­ drunks, lazy, able­bodied  ● Principle of least responsibility (they give you the least you're eligible for)  Constitution and social welfare  ● States primarily  responsible for social welfare  ● Initially, only protected white, landowning males  ● Bill of Rights­framework for civil rights protections  ● Private philanthropy  ● Continued principles of English poor laws    ● Volstead Act (prohibition) 18th amendment  ● Government creates laws about upholding morals (drinking, drugs, prostitution, etc.)   


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