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Governing Risk

Care and Control in Contemporary Social Work


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Mark Hardy
    Pages 1-7
  3. Mark Hardy
    Pages 8-33
  4. Mark Hardy
    Pages 34-51
  5. Mark Hardy
    Pages 124-143
  6. Mark Hardy
    Pages 144-163
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 198-221

About this book


Drawing on Foucault's later work on governmentality, this book traces the effects of 'the rise of risk' on contemporary social work practice. Focusing on two 'domains' of practice – mental health social work and probation work – it analyses the ways in which risk thinking has affected social work's aims and objectives, methods and approaches.


Focusing identity social work

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of YorkUK

About the authors

Mark Hardy is Lecturer in Social Work at the University of York, UK.

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