Mr. David McKendrick

David McKendrick
Postal address:
Glasgow Caledonian University
70 Cowcaddens Road
United Kingdom

Research interests

David's research interests lie in the acquisition and application of power and the ways in which particular social policies mobilise authoritarianism, coercive control and urban marginalisation. The role of increasing globalisation and its impllications for Social Work practice has seen a blurring of the lines between emancipatory practice and a form of practice that (along with co author Dr. Jo Finch) David has termed "securitised safeguarding" often meaning that the very people social workers whould be working with to support societal change experience the most oppressive forms of state intervention.

David has been influenced by theorists such as Stuart Hall, Loioc Wacquant, Poalo Friere, Masoud Kamali and Henry Giroux.

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  1. Published

    ‘Under heavy manners?’: social work, radicalisation, troubled families and non-linear war

    McKendrick, D. & Finch, J. 12 Jan 2016 In : British Journal of Social Work. 47, 2, p. 308-324 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Published

    'Downpressor man': securitisation, safeguarding and social work

    McKendrick, D. & Finch, J. Nov 2017 In : Critical and Radical Social Work. 5, 3, p. 287-300 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Published

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