Extralegal Practices for Social Justice
Raises questions about the boundaries of social work and the use of extralegal action in the pursuit of human rights and social justice.
Mainstream conceptions of social work usually consider it to fall within the framework of particular legal and societal contexts. As such, it is presented with boundaries for legitimate action even as it espouses principles that may require it to challenge these boundaries. How does one do social work in legal and societal contexts that challenge these principles with institutional and state-mandated exclusion and discrimination? This book provides a basis for reflection on the claims we make in social work embodied in discourses on social justice and human rights.