121 SEVEN Generating alternative scenarios Transforming the system means passing through zones of uncertainty. (Donald Schön, Beyond the Stable State, 1971, p 12) If there is one word that sits at odds with government, it is probably ‘creativity’. However, for new, powerful ideas to emerge and become available for further development, scrutiny and testing, creativity is needed. The ability to embrace a divergence of possible solutions, and to keep those options in play for an extended period of time, is one of the characteristics that distinguishes
229 TEN Emerging themes and future scenarios Hugh Atkinson and Ros Wade This book has sought to cover a wide range of themes with regard to sustainability, politics, education and learning. They are too numerous and interlinked to list here, but it would be helpful to identify some of the key themes that have emerged from our analysis. These can be grouped under three main headings. Policy imperatives There is a growing realisation that traditional neoliberal growth models are proving increasingly problematic for the people of this planet, with countless
133 SEVEN conclusion: the proposal and future scenarios In this concluding chapter the core features of the proposed change in approach to families and public policy are summarised and reviewed in relation to political and economic futures. The nitty-gritty reality of the Coalition government and a possible left-leaning successor government are considered for the purpose of assessing the practicalities of implementation, and the experience of both recent governments – New Labour and the Coalition – are drawn on to inform the exercise. The all
often coexist, as some countries may be both senders and receivers of migrant domestic workers, as in the case of those countries that have both a large overseas and internal domestic workforce. In other words, domestic work has a global nature, yet it has different characteristics in each national and regional context, and across time. Within this scenario, what does domestic work look like in the nine countries and the different regions of the world involved in the DomEQUAL study? What common elements and connections link together such diverse contexts, and what
the transnational mobilizations of bolder movements such as feminism and youth activism. However, it did not intelligibly contemplate an immediate rupture through a bio-human vector as formerly predicted by ecological anthropology. One could not possibly foresee a scenario of a pandemic turning the tide, displacing neoliberal agendas and the myth of the market, disclosing the strategic role of the state and public policies in institutional regulation at national, regional and global levels and finally rekindling the prospects of social and community pacts in
73 4 The non-profit paradox after the 2008 financial crisis: How to survive within a changing scenario Sandro Busso and Joselle Dagnes Introduction Since the 1990s, civil society organizations (CSOs), mainly within the category of ‘non-profit sector’ or ‘third sector’,1 have come to play a pivotal role within the field of social policy. Despite their historical record in providing assistance, their relevance and visibility has consistently grown with the unravelling of the public monopoly of social services that characterized Les Trente Glorieuses, and
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Practice research partnerships in social work can make a significant difference to social work service delivery. This comprehensive, accessibly written resource, is designed to help students and practitioners to actively engage with research through their frontline work.
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