Theory, Ideology and Social Policy Pinker, Robert en_US 2021-11-25T16:09:51Z 2021-11-25T16:09:51Z 1982 en_US
dc.description.abstract In an attempt to free the discipline of Social Administration from the normative straitjacket of twenty years ago, Pinker rejects both free market liberalism and Marxism as ideological and operational solutions to social policy development on the grounds that any transition would involve irreparable damage to our present society (while many, of course would argue that it is precisely what is needed!) and massive diswelfares in general. In social science, he argues, we should reject the “vice of indifference, which is the extreme of impartiality, and the vice of ideological commitment, the extreme of concern”, and steer a middle course. This paper which attempts to relate theory and ideology in social welfare has elements of challenge, disagreement and debate - the characteristics of a provocative and scholarly seminar paper. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 858233045 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Social Welfare Research Centre, UNSW en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Reports and Proceedings en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
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dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other Theory en_US
dc.subject.other Ideology en_US
dc.title Theory, Ideology and Social Policy en_US
dc.type Working Paper en
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unsw.identifier.doi Sydney en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofworkingpapernumber 26 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Pinker, Robert, Social Work Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science en_US
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