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

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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)
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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.
boring and a lack of scholarly objectivity.
I had to read it for school.....
Basically a history lesson with welfare. Very repetitive and tedious if you know your history
Oh my god this has to be the most boring textbook ever! Of course, I am only on chapter 2...
I read this book for SW 530 during the first semester of my Master's Program.
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