Social Administration

Social Administration

by Roger Lohmann, Nancy Lohmann

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By making explicit linkages both to social work practice and to the history of management thought, covering the rapidly expanding field of nonprofit studies, and incorporating management approaches from Henri Fayol's principles to Total Quality Management, this pioneering work grounds the practice of social administration in the profession of social work and agency-based practice better than any text presently available. The book also addresses ways in which the strategic vision of social administrators can be used to build humane and lasting welfare institutions, further social justice, and confront oppression.

To accomplish this task, the authors blend several perspectives: social administration as management, as a form of social work practice emphasizing professional and community leadership, as decision making influenced by values and ethics and as institution building. Divided into an introduction, an afterword, and twenty-five topical chapters, Social Administration discusses issues of executive and program leadership as well as such environmental concerns as community, social agency, and a range of special topics, including accountability, ethics, contracting, and working with boards.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231502610
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 09/26/2001
Series: Foundations of Social Work Knowledge Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 544
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Roger A. Lohmann is professor of social work and chair of the nonprofit studies committee at West Virginia University. He is editor of Nonprofit Management and Leadership and the author of Breaking Even: Financial Management in the Financial Services and The Commons: New Perspectives on Nonprofit Organization and Voluntary Action, which won the 1993 outstanding book award by the National Society of Fund Raising Executives.Nancy Lohmann is professor of social work and Senior Advisor to the Provost at West Virginia University. Other administrative positions that she has held at West Virginia University include Dean of the School of Social Work, Assistant Vice President for Faculty Development, and Senior Associate Provost for Academic Affairs. She has served on the CSWE Accreditation Commission and Board of Directors and is co-editor of Transitions of Aging.

Table of Contents

The Ecology of Social Administration
Social Administration and Community
The Social Agency
Social Administration and Organization
Elements of Social Administration
Leadership and Decision-Making
The Process of Management
Management Models
The Process of Institutionalization
Policy, Institutions, and Strategic Action
Administrative Planning
Program Evaluation
Communications and Information
Administrative Communication
Administrative Information Systems
Administrative Authority
Power and Influence
Marketing, Public Relations, and Advertising
Personnel Systems
Human Resources
Financial Management
Financial Inflows
Social Administration and Purchase of Service Contracts
Ethics and Administration
Human Diversity and Administrative Justice
Governance Issues: Boards and Directorates

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