New Right Populism and Social Work

Edited by Jörg Fischer and Kerry Dunn

Barbara Budrich Publishers

New Right Populism and Social Work

Pub Date: March 2019

ISBN: 9783847422525

240 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $35.00

New Right Populism and Social Work

Edited by Jörg Fischer and Kerry Dunn

Barbara Budrich Publishers

Social work as a democratically constituted profession committed to human rights is currently facing cross-border encroachments and attacks by right-wing populist movements and governments. With the Bundestag elections in September 2017, the question of the extent to which right-wing populist forces can succeed in influencing the discourse with xenophobic and nationalist arguments has arisen in Germany as well. This book examines how social work can respond effectively to nationalism, exclusion, de-solidarization, and a basic skepticism about science and position itself against this background.

About the Author

Kerry Dunn is professor at California State University, Fresno.

Jörg Fischer is professor at Fachhochschule Erfurt, Germany.

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