Globalisation, Global Justice and Social Work by I. Ferguson

By I. Ferguson

Globalization has develop into a doubtless unstoppable strength over fresh many years and, in its wake, international notions of social justice have constructed in keeping with its hazards. Neo-liberal fiscal guidelines were a key point within the wider means of globalization, and those regulations have had a profound influence on welfare provision and the form of social paintings perform. bobbing up dissatisfaction between clients of welfare and social paintings companies is fuelling the hunt for a brand new, extra radical social paintings that's firmly rooted in rules of social justice. Globalisation, international Justice and Social Work explores the worldwide results of neo-liberal guidelines on welfare prone in several international locations, with contributions from social paintings lecturers, practitioners and welfare activists world wide. the 1st component of the booklet offers case stories of influence of neo-liberalism on welfare structures, social provider provision and the perform of social paintings. within the moment part the chapters discover the connection among social paintings perform and the fight for social justice. Authors speak about the private and political dilemmas they've got needed to tackle in trying to hyperlink a private dedication to social justice with their day-by-day perform as employees and educators in social paintings. the ultimate part assesses the customers for social paintings perform in keeping with notions of social justice, by means of taking a look at what should be realized from the adventure of past radical routine in addition to from emergent international and native routine.

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A year later, in October 2002, it stood at 67. 5%. From this we can conclude that by the end of the wave of liberalisation there were growing numbers of people working more hours and longer days in order to earn sufficient to feed and clothe themselves and their families. One part of the group was permanently in work, the other permanently available. A shrinking 32 GLOBALISATION, GLOBAL JUSTICE AND SOCIAL WORK number earned enough and enjoyed protection, although their jobs were increasingly insecure; the other group had an income insufficient for their needs, and in many cases it could not even assure a basic basket of food.

These assumptions are the point of departure and the conceptual framework for discussions about policy. In the immediate future, effective, efficient and wideranging policies are required to address issues of survival, giving immediate guarantees of adequate food, shelter, health and housing and with an eye to preventing the deterioration that causes suffering and produces other social problems which are difficult to cure, like the abandonment of their home by responsible adults and children whose lives then spin out of control and into begging, addiction, crime, etc.

The common sense was now turning back to Durkheim’s concept of anomie, to complete the picture of the heterogeneous poverty of the 1990s (Giddens 1972). Consequently, despite the very low wage levels of the growing number of temporary and unregistered workers, despite the lack of health cover and the loss of welfare rights (like pensions and health and safety at work), quite apart from the levels of unemployment themselves, the situation only became a ‘social problem’ at the point when the employment statistics were presented in the press in catastrophic terms.

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