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International Social Work: Issues, Strategies, and Programs 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, authors David Cox and Manohar Pawar prepare readers to actively respond to modern global challenges that are critical to the well-being of people, communities, nations, and ultimately to all of us.

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Editorial Reviews
"International Social Work 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."
James Midgley
"The book is a useful addition to the literature and should be widely consulted.It will make a major contribution to raising awareness of international issues among social workers everywhere."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412914086
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 10/13/2005
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

After a distinguished career as a social work educator and administrator, Dr. Cox currently teaches as an adjunct lecturer at La Trobe University in Australia. His professional interests have included work in social work and immigration and the experiences of refugees. He has written scores of articles and several books. He was awarded his Ph. D. from La Trobe in 1974.

Manohar Pawar, Ph D, is professor of social work at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Charles Sturt University (NSW, Australia) and is also the President of the Asia-Pacific branch of the International Consortium for Social Development. Earlier, he has taught at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, and La Trobe University, Melbourne. He has more than 30 years of experience in social work education, research and practice in Australia and India.

Professor Pawar has received a number of awards, including the ICSSR Doctoral Fellowship located at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi (1986–1988); the Citation Award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (2008, from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council); and Quality of Life Award (2001, from the Association of Commonwealth Universities).

His current areas of interest include international social work, development and social policy practice, social consequences of cli¬mate change and water, social work education, virtues and social work practice, informal care and ageing, NGOs and community devel¬opment. He is the lead chief investigator of research funded by the Australian Research Council’s Discovery Project that focuses on virtues and social work practice.

His publications include Social Work Practice Methods: Reflections on Thinking, Doing and Being (2015); Water and Social Policy (2014); International Social Work: Issues, Strategies and Programs (2013); The SAGE Handbook of International Social Work (2012); Social Development: Critical Themes and Perspectives (2010); and Community Development in Asia and the Pacific (2010).

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Table of Contents

Ch 1. International Social Work
Social Work
The Global Spread and Organization of Social Work
International Social Work
Ch 2. The Integrated Perspectives Approach to International Social Work
Introduction to the Integrated Perspectives Approach
The Global Perspective
The Human Rights Perspective
The Ecological Perspective
The Social Development Perspective
The Integrated Perspectives Approach as a Whole
The Integrated-perspectives Approach and Existing Social Work Theories
The Application of the Integrated Perspectives Approach to International Social Work
Ch. 3 The Global Context of International Social Work
The Global Social Problems Context
The Organizational Context
The Ideological Context
The Emerging Policy Context
Ch. 4 Basic Programs and Strategies for International Social Work
Capacity Building
Self-Help and Self-Reliance
Enhancing Social Integraton or Social Cohesion
Income-Generation Strategies
Community Development
Ch. 5 The Field of Development: Background and Current Issues
Global Development Since 1945: The Various Paths to Development
Local Level Development
Ch. 6 The Field of Development: Programs and Strategies in Local Level Development
Local Level Development
Goals and Strategies Pertaining to Local Level Development
Key Strategies and Programs Appropriate to Local-level Development
The Place for Integrated Comprehensive Programs
Ch. 7 The Field of Poverty Reduction and Alleviation: Background and Issues
Perspectives on Poverty
Global Poverty: Current Dimensions and Trends
Global Poverty: The Various Types of Facets of Poverty
Globalization and Poverty
The Poverty of the United Nations' List of Least Developed Countries
Globally Induced Poverty
Poverty and Development Process
Subsistence Poverty
Rural Poverty
Urban Poverty
Poverty and Specific Population Categories
Definitions and Forms of Poverty
Consequential Poverty
Ch. 8 The Field of Poverty Alleviation: Programs and Strategies
Poverty Alleviation in Context
A Model of Poverty Alleviation for International Social Work
Poverty Alleviation Programs and Strategies Used in International Social Work
Ch. 9 The Fields of Conflict and Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Background and Current Issues
The Integrated-perspectives Approach and Conflict and Peace Issues
The Extent and Nature of Modern Conflict
The Role of the United Nations
The Role of Global Civil Society
The Postconflict Response
The Post-Conflict Situation and the Post-Conflict Reconstruction Agenda
The Humanitarian Debate
Ch. 10 The Field of Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Programs and Strategies
Implementing the Comprehensive Post-Conflict Agenda
Some Key Areas of International Social Work in the Post-Conflict Situation
Delivering Psychosocial Programs
Rebuilding Communities
Securing and Maintaining Peace and Promoting Reconciliation
Ch. 11 The Field of Displacement and Forced Migration: Background and Current Issues
Forced Migration: The Presenting Situation and its Background
The Nature of Forced Migration in the Contemporary World
Forced Migration Movements and Numbers in Recent Times
A Critical Analysis of the Forced Migration Situation
Specific Aspects of International Social Work's Involvement in Forced Migration Situations
Ch. 12 The Field Displacement and Forced Migration: Programs and Strategies
A General Overview of Social Work Programs in Forced Migration Situations
Some Specific Programs and Strategies for Responding to Various Forced Migration Situations
Humanitarian Aid and Its Distribution
Programs Humanizing Existing Conditions
Trauma Counseling Programs
Support Programs
Social and REcreational Programs
Children's Education adn Psychosocial Programs
Services for Refugee Women
Family Reunion Programs
Repatriation Programs
Integration Programs
Human Rights Programs
Legal Programs
Community Development Programs
Ch. 13 International Social Work with Specific Populations
Street Children
Child Laborers
Migrant Workers and Their Families
AIDS Orphans in Africa
Ch. 14 Challenges for International Social Work for the Twenty-First Century
The Way Ahead for International Social Work
Changes Required to Social Work Education
Changes Required to Social Work Practice
Careers in International Social Work
The Global Organization of Social Work
Appendix A: International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW)
Appendix B: Acronyms
About the Authors

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