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Tony Platt

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The State of Welfare: Crises and Challenges

This essay is based on a talk was delivered to the 2003 Annual Baccalaureate Social Work Education Conference, in which Platt lays the ground for social work to reclaim its visionary foundations. The author gives a brief account of setbacks in welfare policy during the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations and offers suggestions on revising the welfare curriculum that would enable students to analyze structures of power, think critically and reflectively, understand the progressive and regressive legacies of social work, and help to create new ways of thinking about social work education.

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Citation: Social Justice Vol. 31, Nos. 1-2 (2004): 159-164