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

3.24  ·  Rating Details  ·  63 Ratings  ·  8 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)
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Tim
May 13, 2012 Tim rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 15, 2010 Mozart rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
boring and a lack of scholarly objectivity.
Heather
Oct 31, 2012 Heather rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had to read it for school.....
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Lindsay Allison
May 20, 2016 Lindsay Allison rated it did not like it
This. Was. Awful.

The few pictures given were in black and white. The text was miniscule and dense. There was nothing to break it up. As someone who is interested in history and policy, I was excited to see this book. The second I opened the book I was immediately turned off.

Luckily the professor provided notes for the book and didn't really test on it. Horrible book and I didn't read beyond the first chapter.
Sierra
Dec 26, 2013 Sierra rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Basically a history lesson with welfare. Very repetitive and tedious if you know your history
Laura
Jun 30, 2009 Laura rated it liked it
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.
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