Social work as a democratically constituted profession committed to human rights is currently facing cross-border encroachments and attacks by right-wing populist movements and governments. With the Bundestag elections in September 2017, the question of the extent to which right-wing populist forces succeed in influencing the discourse with xenophobic and nationalist arguments arises in Germany, too. The authors examine how social work can respond effectively to nationalism, exclusion, de-solidarization and a basic skepticism about science and position itself against this background. The book explores different conditions in Germany, France, Poland, Russia and the US.
from the content:
- What Is Right-wing Populism, and why Is It Gaining Power?
- Why Should Social Workers Be Concerned?
- What Can Social Workers Do to Move Forward?
Prof. Dr. Jörg Fischer,
Fachhochschule Erfurt, Germany
Prof. Kerry Dunn,
California State University-Fresno, USA
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