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date: 26 September 2022

Political Process and Youth Empowermentlocked

Political Process and Youth Empowermentlocked

  • Jason Anthony PlummerJason Anthony PlummerUniversity of California, Los Angeles

Summary

The political process refers to how individuals and groups make their concerns known to political actors. The animating force of the political process is social power. To that end, social workers should acquire political knowledge (e.g., factual understanding of voting rights) and critical analysis skills (e.g., an awareness of how social inequalities affect political outcomes) in order to support their clients’ and communities’ engagement in the political process.

Subjects

  • Ethics and Values
  • Macro Practice
  • Policy and Advocacy
  • Social Justice and Human Rights

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