Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Reluctant Welfare State: Engaging History to Advance Social Work Practice in Contemporary Society” as Want to Read:
The Reluctant Welfare State: Engaging History to Advance Social Work Practice in Contemporary Society
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

The Reluctant Welfare State: Engaging History to Advance Social Work Practice in Contemporary Society

3.21 of 5 stars 3.21  ·  rating details  ·  43 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Written in clear, lively prose and supported by Jannson's impeccable research, this highly respected book analyzes the evolution of the American welfare state from colonial times to present--not only covering three centuries of historical developments, but contemporary policies in the first years of the 21st century--and it places social policy in its political, cultural, ...more
Hardcover, 612 pages
Published February 20th 2008 by Brooks Cole (first published December 25th 1987)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Reluctant Welfare State, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Reluctant Welfare State

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 79)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Tim
This book was awful, probably the worst most biased textbook I have ever read in my life with a very slanted view on history. The should classify this as a semi-fictional novel and not a work that is distributed in academia. This book does harm to the movement for the socialistic type state that it promotes creating with it's total lack of objectivity. I'll give them one star for the effort of writing the whole thing.
Mozart
boring and a lack of scholarly objectivity.
Heather
I had to read it for school.....
Sierra
Basically a history lesson with welfare. Very repetitive and tedious if you know your history
Laura
Oh my god this has to be the most boring textbook ever! Of course, I am only on chapter 2...
Alicia
I read this book for SW 530 during the first semester of my Master's Program.
Subash Sabar
Subash Sabar marked it as to-read
Dec 07, 2014
Lisa
Lisa added it
Dec 04, 2014
Ezzi
Ezzi marked it as to-read
Mar 24, 2014
Kyana
Kyana marked it as to-read
Mar 21, 2014
Kobean
Kobean marked it as to-read
Feb 20, 2014
Mandi
Mandi marked it as to-read
Jan 31, 2014
Russ Autrey
Russ Autrey marked it as to-read
Dec 10, 2013
Kim
Kim added it
Nov 08, 2014
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Becoming an Effective Policy Advocate: From Policy Practice to Social Justice, 5th Edition Improving Healthcare Through Advocacy: A Guide for the Health and Helping Professions Social Welfare Policy: From Theory To Practice Advocacy for Better Health Care: Linking Evidence-Based Medicine and Ethics with Case and Policy Advocacy The Sixteen-Trillion-Dollar Mistake: How the U.S. Bungled Its National Priorities from the New Deal to the Present

Share This Book