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Welfare Reform on the Web (October 2000): Social Care - Overseas

GLOBALIZATION, SOCIAL WORK, AND SOCIAL WELFARE

R. Pugh and N. Gould

European Journal of Social Work, vol.3, 2000, p.123-138

The paper aims to encourage a critical reading of the theory and impact of globalization upon social work and welfare. It argues that writers about globalization and social work have so far accepted an unproblematized and undifferentiated construction of the theory of globalization which does not engage with the significant differences that exist between different accounts of globalization.

TIMING AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIAL CARE SERVICES IN EUROPE

V. Fargion

West European Politics, vol.23, Apr. 2000, p.59-88

In Continental Europe, greater local-level fiscal autonomy and service provision responsibilities occurred within a context of increasing demand for social care and severe financial stringency. Local governments lacked well-established social care systems at the time of these growing demands. Given these competing pressures, local governments were incapable of developing adequate policy responses.

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