Governing Risk

Governing Risk

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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 a€“ mental health social work and probation work a€“ 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.(1984) Probation service in England and Wales: Statement of national objectives and priorities, London: Home Office. Home Office. ... Home Office. (2002a) OASys user manual v. ... Hood, C. (2011) The blame game: Spin, bureaucracy and self preservation in government, Woodstock: Princeton University Press. Horne, M.

Title:Governing Risk
Author:Mark Hardy
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2015-01-30


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