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Welfare Reform on the Web (June 2004): Social Care - Overseas

IS CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS CONSERVATISM COMPATIBLE WITH THE LIBERAL SOCIAL WELFARE STATE?

J.R. Belcher, D. Fandetti and D. Cole

Social Work, vol.49, 2004, p.269-278

The long-term goal of conservative Christians is to win souls for Christ, whereas the social welfare state seeks to remove people from poverty. However, both have compassion on people who are "downtrodden". Conservative Christians can provide some basic services such as soup kitchens, food banks and homeless shelters which the welfare state can use. However, they cannot bring about the structural changes in society needed to eliminate poverty, racism or sexism.

PARTNERSHIP MODELS WITHIN A MAORI SOCIAL-SERVICE PROVIDER

P. Walker

International Journal of Social Welfare, vol.13, 2004, p.158-169

Presents a case study of partnership arrangements between a Maori social-service provider, Te Whanau Arohanui, and state-sector organisations in New Zealand.

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