Social Work Practice in an Economic Downturn: Understanding Austerity Through an Anti-oppressive Framework

  title={Social Work Practice in an Economic Downturn: Understanding Austerity Through an Anti-oppressive Framework},
  author={Susan Flynn},
  pages={179 - 199}
  • S. Flynn
  • Published 27 May 2017
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • Practice
Human rights and social justice have been the traditional mission of social work. In 2008, social workers in Ireland began operating within the greatest period of economic recession since the 1930s. This recession poses a serious threat to the human rights of conventional social work clientele. Simultaneously, a dearth of articles has been published which address the topic. The present paper provides a focused commentary on the literature through the application of an anti-oppressive framework… 

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