European individualism and social work

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How does critical engagement with the concept of individualism as it relates to social work take on a European dimension? Is there anything specifically European about a social work which elevates a particular conception of the individual? The common conditions within and between European societies for the emergence of social work have at least what can be called complex socio-cultural and economic dimensions resulting in two distinct organizational complexes that are significant in the development of modernity: the nation-state and systematic capitalist production
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean social work – a compendium
EditorsFabian Kessl, Walter Lorenz, Hans-Uwe Otto, Sue White
Place of PublicationGermany
PublisherBarbara Budrich
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9783847408178
ISBN (Print)9783847401476
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • social policy
  • social work
  • Europe
  • post welfare state


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