Stifled Progress – International Perspectives on Social Work and Social Policy in the Era of Right-Wing Populism

Edited by Jörg Fischer and Kerry Dunn

Barbara Budrich Publishers

Stifled Progress – International Perspectives on Social Work and Social Policy in the Era of Right-Wing Populism

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Pub Date: April 2019

ISBN: 9783847422525

227 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $35.00

Stifled Progress – International Perspectives on Social Work and Social Policy in the Era of Right-Wing Populism

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 succeed in influencing the discourse with xenophobic and nationalist arguments arises in Germany, too. The authors examine how social work can respond effectively to nationalism, exclusion, de-solidarization and a basic skepticism about science and position itself against this background. The book explores different conditions in Germany, France, Poland, Russia and the US.

About the Author

Jörg Fischer is a professor at Fachhochschule Erfurt, Germany. Kerry Dunn is a professor at California State University-Fresno, USA.

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