How does one summarize the theoretical perpectives as it relates to social problems? no
In the discipline of sociology and the applied practice of social work, there are two mainline theoretical perspectives on the nature, causes, and solutions to social problems: the "micro" perspective, and the "macro" perspective. The micro perspective emphasizes personal choice and responsibility, and seeks to redress social problems at the individual level. Those who employ a micro perspective seek to answer the question: how can we increase individuals' willpower, intelligence, and integrity? The macro perspective emphasizes collective institutional practices (e.g. economy, culture, religion, media) in attempts to redress social ills. Those who employ a macro perspective are interested in applying corrective measures more to institutions than to individuals.
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