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SSW Diversity Presentation: Capitalism, Crisis, & Paradigms (Mulally)
Transcript of SSW Diversity Presentation: Capitalism, Crisis, & Paradigms (Mulally)
Tittmuss's 3 Class Welfare State
Conclusion Outline Capitalism, Crisis, & Paradigms
By: Bob Mulally
Presented By: Dalreen, Parmis, & Sarah Keynesian Capitalism An economical theory developed by John Maynard Keynes that explains how active government intervention in the marketplace is the best method to:
Ensure economic growth & stability
Through the marketplace & monetary policies http://www.ted.com/talks/jacqueline_novogratz_on_patient_capitalism.html The Vietnam War (inflation fuelled),
OPEC oil crisis (quadrupling prices of oil), led…
Yom Kippur war between Israel and its Arab neighbours Globalization Thesis Globalization represents the triumph of capitalism over socialist alternatives
Neo-conservatism is the driving ideological force underpinning globalization
The dominant discourse of globalization assumes that it is normal, inevitable, and irreversible therefore should not be resisted or interfered with Globalization Thesis Continued... No person or group is in charge of globalization; only the natural laws of the market regulate it.
The spread of globalization will change dictatorships into democracies
Increased trade will spread prosperity across the globe; globalization benefits everyone
Nation-states must surrender much of their political and economic sovereignty to global markets-global markets
The welfare state is both unaffordable and the cause of many economic and social problems
The economy must be deregulate and labour unions regulation Globalization Thesis Globalization represents the triumph of capitalism over socialist alternatives- collapse of the USSR, emergence of capitalism. Welfare State Social system
Responsibility of the state
Promote health, education, employment, and social security for the welfare of citizens Titmuss's 3 Class
Welfare State Fiscal Welfare
Social Welfare Fiscal Welfare:
Benefits the capitalist class operating mainly through the Income tax Act
Benefits are distributed through the workplace like pensions, health benefits, etc.
Benefits of providing a safe haven for those who cannot meet their basic needs
Most stereotypical welfare class judged by society
Poses a stigma onto those who rely on the system SOCIAL WORK IN CRISIS
The current restructuring of the welfare state means the context for social work practice is changing. Jim Ife on the 4 components defining this context:
Competencies As the culture fabric of our world changes so do the social needs of people. A reduction in resources available for SSW's places demands on social workers to provide “more for less”. This excess social clean-up means more professionals in the Social Work field are reporting burn-out and stress and the “DEPROFESSIONALIZATION OF SOCIAL WORK or PROLETARIANIZATION OF SOCIAL WORK”. “Faced with this state of affairs and these key issues—economic retrogression, governmental debilitation, and the economic/social development conflict—what is the role of the social work profession and what should be its strategies for dealing with the issues?”
-President of the International Federation of Social Workers (over twenty years ago) Reformulation of Social Work Theory:
1.) Explication of Social Work’s ideology as a necessary step in building knowledge.
2.) Knowledge about the nature and role of the state and social work’s relation to it.
3.) Transformational knowledge of how social work practice can contribute to changing society rather than perpetuating poverty, inequality and humiliation. After all…Social Work theory is founded on HUMANISM and EGALITARIANISM.
Let’s not let the rest of the world forget that!