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Catherine McDonald

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30 Apr 2003
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The concept of evidence-based practice is enjoying resurgence across the applied social sciences. Catherine McDonald examines the concept's deployment in social work, an activity that exemplifies the optimistic institutionalisation of the applied social sciences within post war welfare states. She assesses the capacity and merit...

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1 May 2002
153

Catherine McDonald and William Mitchell argue that despite a superficial ideological attractiveness and an apparent institutional 'fit', the current policy orientation represented in third way ideas in particular are inappropriate in the Australian context.

Australia developed a unique welfare settlement dependant on full employment....

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