Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Análisis del paradigma del desarrollo en Puerto Rico [1993-2000]: Implicaciones para la práctica política del trabajo social
by Zavala-Mendoza, Eduardo J., Ph.D., University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras (Puerto Rico), 2018, 204; 13424127
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this research was to analyze how the construct and content of development has permeated social policy to envision its impact in terms of social justice and equity in Puerto Rico during the period from 1993 to 2000. In addition, it set out to clarify some fundamental conceptual guidelines for the generation of a social policy based on social justice and equity to expose the implications that this represents for Social Work. Such a heuristic task was demarcated by the phenomenon of the predominance of a [macro] concept of economic development that, considering itself equivalent to development in a broad sense, was shaped by the neoliberal model and the capitalist market system and social policy impact.

At the conceptual level, a critical and interpretative theoretical articulation was used from the perspective of complexity and poststructuralism. A qualitative investigative method was set up with one phase exploration. The research design was the critical historical discursive method [MHDC] of Reisigl and Wodak (2016). On the other hand, the strategy of gathering information was carried out through the systematic collection and recording of data and relevant contextual information. The procedure for the analysis of the information used was according to the eight (8) phases of the MHDC. The ethical considerations of the research strategies of this document were outlined from the legal and ethical standards applicable at the institutional level and according to the profession of Social Work in Puerto Rico.

The outstanding results of the study were: 1) Need to resort to a tension of the social policy through an ontoepistemological turn for the generation of social policies in the light of local epistemologies, positioned and situated. 2) Conceive social policy from the complexity to promote the associativity and integration of the look to the phenomena and dimensions that impact or shape it. 3) Promote a "second literacy" through a critical education that is denaturalizing, disruptive and proactive, since this process consists of a set of guidelines that come from the questioning of content in the dominant logics.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Vélez, Lillian Albite
Commitee: Berríos Rivera, Reinaldo, Segarra Alméstica, Eileen
School: University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras (Puerto Rico)
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- Puerto Rico
Source: DAI-A 80/06(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Social work
Keywords: Crecimiento económico, Desarrollo, Desarrollo económico, Neoliberalismo y sistema de mercado capitalista, Política social, Trabajo social
Publication Number: 13424127
ISBN: 978-0-438-82149-1
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