From Government to Governance: Implications for Social Work Administration
The way in which our society governs itself has undergone a quiet revolution over the last two decades. Society is in the midst of a paradigm shift from what is known as a ogovernmento paradigm to what is being called a ogovernanceo paradigm. This article seeks to inform social work administrators about the importance of the shift. First, some background is provided on the odueling paradigmso of the 1980s and 1990s, from which the governance paradigm emerged. Next, the major characteristics of the governance paradigm are identified and contrasted with the older, more established government paradigm. The implications of the governance paradigm for social work administration are then discussed. Finally, the article concludes with some thoughts about changes in the educational preparation of social work administrators required by the ascendance of the governance paradigm.
Administration in Social Work
"From Government to Governance: Implications for Social Work Administration" (2009). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 1538.