Political Freedom

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Property has boundaries, social work has a perimeter fence – Opinion Piece by Allan Norman

Why do we need boundaries? In property law, boundaries divide up property. They don’t need to be clearly marked out – it is possible to have an invisible boundary going down the middle of a field or garden. Or a boundary stone. If neighbours erect something more akin to a perimeter fence, we ask questions: … Continue reading

Debate Summary: Social Workers, Politics, and Political Opinions : 06 March 2012 – a #SWSCmedia Debate @SWSCmedia

Thank you for joining us in another excellent and rich debate @SWSCmedia. Join us next week same day same time when we discuss: Codes of ethics and professional conduct separating the personal and professional. Due to a technical problem we were not able to capture the opening tweets from @SWSCmedia for the debate. Therefore, we … Continue reading

The ‘Politics’ of Social Work – By Nushra Mansuri @BASW_UK

First of all, I just want to say, what a great choice of subject which evokes endless debate having relevance to both previous decades and generations of social workers which for some, defines both what social work is and who social workers are today.  I have been asked to consider to what extent can social … Continue reading

Social work without politics – and for my next trick, farming without land – Opinion Piece by Allan Norman

Social work without politics? Is this a joke? Does anyone think you can do social work without political opinions? Here are three reasons why I can’t: my opinions are political; social work is political; and persuading people is part of my social work toolkit. My opinions are political When I was a social work student … Continue reading

The problem with political rhetoric in social work – An opinion piece by Prof. Jonathan J. Scourfield

I can’t join this week’s #SWSCmedia debate on social work and politics, but would like to make a contribution, so have written this rather polemical piece. Let’s hope it helps to spark some debate. As a social work academic, I often mark assignments where practitioners try to make connections between social work theory and practice. … Continue reading

Social Workers, Politics, and Political Opinions – A #SWSCmedia debate @SWSCmedia (06 March 2012)

The question of the extent to which social workers can participate in politics and political discussion and/or express political opinions is a challenging and difficult one. In fact, one of the fundamental objectives of social work and social workers is to achieve positive social change and greater social justice which clearly has political implications and … Continue reading

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