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Overview

Now in its third edition, Human Rights and Social Work explores how the principles of human rights inform contemporary social work practice. Jim Ife considers the implications of social work's traditional Enlightenment heritage and the possibilities of 'post-Enlightenment' practice in a way that is accessible, direct and engaging. The world has changed significantly since the publication of the first edition in 2000 and this book is situated firmly within the context of present-day debates, concerns and crises. Ife covers the importance of relating human rights to the non-human world, as well as the consequences of political and ecological uncertainty. Featuring examples, further readings and a glossary, readers are able to identify and investigate the important issues and questions arising from human rights and social work. Now more than ever, Human Rights and Social Work is an indispensable resource for students, scholars and practitioners alike.
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Editorial Reviews

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"...Ife proposes a broader understanding of human rights that can be used to ground community development practices and broaden human services." Law and Social Inquiry

"Ife's timely book may spark a renewed interest in human rights in social work. Its case for integrating a human rights perspective into social work is an important one. The book offers an excellent overview of the historical evolution of human rights..." Social Development Issues

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781107693876
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 921,983
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Emeritus Professor Jim Ife holds adjunct positions at the Centre for Human Rights Education at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, at the Centre for Citizenship and Human Rights at Deakin University and at Victoria University, Melbourne, Victoria.
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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Human rights in a globalised world; 2. Human rights: beyond traditional formulations; 3. Public and private human rights; 4. Culture and human rights; 5. Human rights and human needs; 6. Human rights and obligations; 7. Ethics and human rights; 8. Participation in the human rights discourse; 9. Constructing human rights for social work practice; 10. Achieving human rights through social work practice; 11. Respecting human rights in social work practice; 12. Conclusion: prospects for human rights practice.
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