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International Social Work
Issues, Strategies, and Programs

First Edition


440 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
Rising global poverty, widespread conflict and post-conflict reconstruction, and the large population of displaced persons— these are a few global situations that are adversely affecting the well-being of millions of people.

This book draws together the practice wisdom emerging within the broad scope of international social work practice. Using an integrated perspectives approach, which incorporates global, human rights, ecological, and social development perspectives, the authors prepare readers to actively respond to modern global challenges that are critical to the well-being of people, communities, nations, and ultimately all of us.

This special South Asian edition has been published with a new preface and an appendix that contains sources of excellent case studies drawn from across the South Asian sub-region.

Preface to the Indian Edition

 
Introduction

 
International Social Work

 
The Integrated Perspectives Approach to International Social Work

 
The Global Context of International Social Work

 
Basic Programs and Strategies for International Social Work

 
The Field of Development: Background and Issues

 
The Field of Development: Programs and Strategies in Local Level Development

 
The Field of Poverty: Background and Issues

 
The Field of Poverty: Programs and Strategies

 
The Field of Conflict and Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Background and Issues

 
The Field of Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Programs and Strategies

 
The Field of Displacement and Forced Migration: Background and Issues

 
The Field Displacement and Forced Migration: Programs and Strategies

 
International Social Work with Specific Populations

 
Challenges for International Social Work for the Twenty-First Century

 
Appendix A: International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW)

 
Appendix B: Acronyms

 
Appendix C: Special Appendix for the Indian Edition

 
References

 
Index

 

Each issue is elaborated in a clear and simple format to introduce the topic of discussion with a board perspective. This enables the reader to have a glimpse of the issue in a truly international perspective…studded with examples from around the world… the author have been careful in structuring the book to suit the adult learner. This book is a ready reckoner on international issues that confronts the social work profession… there is something in the book for both categories. To the Western mind the book exposes the reader to the grassroots and to the traditional schools of social work it introduces new vistas to broaden the scope of social work…a word of appreciation  must be said about the wide-ranging quotes and references in the book… the book is a significant contribution to social work as a profession.

Development and Change

This book provides a novel approach to international social work and social development practice to give the readers alternative theoretical frameworks that are usually absent on other books in this genre.

Development Alternatives

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