If advocacy is to be a significant aspect of social work it is necessary to distinguish it from other forms of action in which social workers engage, and it must be practiced methodically. This paper offers an approach to advocacy as a technique applied to conflicts resolved within the adversary system. The elements of the adversary system are identified and discussed; then the use of this model is illustrated with an example of its successful application.
Kutchins, Herb and Kutchins, Stuart
"Advocacy and the Adversary System,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 14
, Article 9.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol14/iss3/9