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By Masoud Kamali

This booklet analyses the function of warfare and violence (in either its actual and symbolic kinds) for social paintings in a time of neoliberal globalisation from a social justice point of view. It argues that the implications of wars, in either their outdated and new kinds, and the workout of symbolic violence for the practices of social paintings at nationwide and international degrees were missed. This paintings explores the connection among fresh neoliberal and worldwide alterations and their effects for intensifying 'new wars' and conflicts in non-Western international locations at the one hand, and the expanding symbolic violence opposed to marginalised individuals with immigrant and non-Western historical past in lots of Western nations, at the different. The analytical strategy of the booklet, in response to the theories of a number of modernities and symbolic violence, is exclusive for the reason that no different paintings has utilized such theoretical views for analysing inequalities relating to the situation of lives of non-Western humans dwelling in Western and non-Western international locations. this can be a important contribution for social paintings schooling and learn because the self-discipline wishes new theoretical views so as to meet the recent demanding situations raised via contemporary international variations and neoliberal globalisation.

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In Scandinavian countries, social work has always been considered an obligation of the state as one responsible for the welfare of people; the state has historically been very responsive to many social movements, such as the temperance movement and the working class movement, and has created a very developed welfare state and official social work system. Social workers occupy a contradictory role in society today, when the state is retreating from the obligations of the welfare for its citizens.

36 Militarisation of the World The Creed of Violence ‘Violence’ as a sociological concept is usually used and presented as an individual phenomenon. In many studies within the social sciences, it is almost taken for granted that the research questions should be put in a way that can be ‘operationalised’ and answered on an individual, or at most group, basis. A scrutiny of school textbooks on social studies or introductions to sociology gives the impression that the modern societies we live in have neither armed forces nor police.

It was not only the colonised countries’ natural resources which were exploited, but also their human labour – either indirectly through local exploitation of labour force or by the establishment of the industry of slavery. Slavery became an integral part of the liberal capitalist systems and was in effect as long as it served the cheap accumulation of capital (Williams, 1994). e. Britain and France, gained huge advantages from the slave trade, which helped with their industrialisation and economic development.

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