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Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


Social Work


In this fictionalized case study, a group of friends from graduate school compose a community elite with responsibility for human services decision-making in rural Lindblom County. They must deal with issues of insufficient resources, amateurism among other community officials, and challenges posed by opposing and emergent groups of aspiring community leaders. Discussion questions and questions of strategy and calculation are posed for further examination of the issues raised.

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Earlier versions of this manuscript were published as Lohmann, R.A. (2003) Lindblom County: How Diversity Influenced Philanthropic Sufficiency. In the first and second editions of D. Fauri, E. Netting, and S. Wernet. (Eds.) Cases in macro social work practice. Boston: Allyn and Bacon. This version has been substantially revised from that earlier work.



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