Cast within a framework derived from general systems theory, the authors examine the domain of the social work profession. Domain is first defined as having several components. These are specified and fully expanded as Claimed Domain, Domain Competition, Emerging Domain and Unclaimed Domain. This elaboration is followed by a discussion of some of the constraints that impinge upon the profession's ability to define and to choose its domain.
Waring and O'Connor, Gerald
"The Domain of Social Work: What is It,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 8
, Article 3.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol8/iss4/3