Ethics

Edited by Sarah Banks

Ethics

Edited by Sarah Banks

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

76 pages | 5 x 7 3/4
Paper $16.00 ISBN: 9781447316183 Published April 2014 For sale in North and South America only
The past few years have seen a renewed interest in social work ethics, and this volume argues that this phenomenon can be seen as reflecting two very different agendas. On the one hand, this interest is part of a progressive movement that critiques market-oriented approaches to managing the public sector—often called New Public Management (NPM)—by emphasizing the role of social workers as agents for social justice. On the other hand, the growth of interest in ethics could be viewed as part of the NPM and its efforts toward controlling the conduct of professionals and service users. The contributors explore both of these viewpoints, emphasizing the importance of reclaiming professional ethics for social work and outlining a preliminary framework for doing so. 
Contents
Series Editors’ Introduction
Reclaiming social work ethics: challenging the new public management ~ lead essay by Sarah Banks
A roadmap for social work ethics: reflections and a proposal ~ response by Frederic G. Reamer
Contextualising the ‘ethics boom’ ~ response by Stephen Cowden
Reframing social work ethics through a political ethic of care and social justice lens ~ response by Vivienne Bozalek
‘Managerialism’: challenging the new orthodoxy ~ response by Chris Beckett
Ethical practice in an unethical environment ~ response by Michael Reisch
Social work ethics and social justice: the growing gap ~ response by Fumihito Ito
Working in the spaces between care and control ~ response by Merlinda Weinberg
A Marxist perspective ~ response by Paul Blackledge
Reflections on the responses to ‘Reclaiming social work ethics’ ~ concluding remarks by Sarah Banks
References
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