Written by internationally renowned author and scholar James Midgley, Social Welfare for a Global Era provides a comprehensive framework for examining social welfare from a global perspective. Drawing on a large body of literature and his own extensive knowledge of the field, Dr. Midgley offers students, scholars, and practitioners an up-to-date account of the complex ways social well-being is enhanced in the global era, including the major welfare institutions that provide a cultural context for social welfare policy and practice.
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About the Author
James Midgley is the Harry and Riva Specht Professor of Public Social Services and Dean Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. Originally from South Africa, he studied at the University of Cape Town and the London School of Economics and held academic appointments at both universities before moving to the United States 1985 where he served as as Dean of the School of Social Work and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research at Louisiana State University. He accepted the appointment as Specht Professor and Dean of the School of Social Welfare Berkeley in 1997.
He has published widely on issues of social development, social policy, social work and international social welfare. His major books include Professional Imperialism: Social Work in the Third World. Heinemann, 1981; Social Security, Inequality and the Third World, Wiley, 1984; Comparative Social Policy and the Third World, Harvester, 1987 (with Stewart Mac Pherson); The Social Dimensions of Development: Social Policy and Planning in the Third World, Gower, 1989 (with Margaret Hardiman); Social Development: The Developmental Perspective in Social Welfare, Sage, 1995; Social Welfare in Global Context, Sage, 1997; Social Policy for Development, Sage, 2004 (with Anthony Hall) and Social Development: Theory and Practice, Sage, 2014.
In addition, he has edited or co-edited many books on international social welfare and social development. Among the most recent are Social Work and Social Development: Theories and Skills for Developmental Social Work, Oxford University Press, 2010 (with Amy Conley); Social Policy and Poverty in East Asia: The Role of Social Security, Routledge, 2010 (with K. L. Tang); Grassroots Social Security in Asia, Routledge, 2011 (with Mitsuhiko Hosaka); Colonialism and Welfare: Social Policy and the British Imperial Legacy. Edward Elgar, 2011 (with David Piachaud); Planning and Community Development: Case Studies. Madrid: Technical University of Madrid, Grupo GESPLAN-UPM, 2012 (with Adolfo Carzola); Social Protection, Economic Growth and Social Change: Goals, Issues and Trajectories in China, India, Brazil and Africa. Edward Elgar, 2013 (with David Piachaud); Social Protection in Southern Africa: New Opportunities for Social Development. Routledge, 2014 (with Leila Patel and Marian Ulricksen) and Social Policy and Social Change in East Asia. Lexington Books, 2014 (with James Lee and Yapeng Zhu).
He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare and holds Honorary Professorial appointments at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa, Nihon Fukushi University in Japan, Sun Yat-sen University in China and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Table of Contents
Part I: The Global ContextChapter 1: The Field of International Social Welfare Practical Aspects of International Social Welfare Academic Aspects of International Social Welfare International Social Welfare: Benefits and ChallengesChapter 2: Understanding the Modern World: From Nation State to Global Era Nation States and the Emergence of the Global Era Nation States and the Modern World Social Conditions in the Modern World Chapter 3: Globalization and the Global Era Globalization: Historical and Academic Perspectives Unraveling Globalization: Definition and Dimensions The Impact of Globalization Responding to GlobalizationPart II: Promoting Social Welfare in the Global EraChapter 4: Families, Communities and Nonformal Welfare The Nature of Nonformal Welfare Challenges to Nonformal Welfare Formalization, Integration and OpportunitiesChapter 5: Nonprofits and Faith-based Services: International Dimensions Defining Nonprofits and Faith-based Organizations Nonprofits and Faith-based Organizations in International Context The Role of the Voluntary Sector Chapter 6: Professional Social Work in the International Context The Nature of Social Work Social Work Around the World International Social Work: Challenges and IssuesChapter 7: Welfare, Markets and Commercial Provision Understanding Markets and Commercial Providers Varieties of Market-based Welfare The Limitations of Markets and Commercial ProvisionChapter 8: Government Welfare in the Modern World Defining the State and State Welfare The Historical Evolution of State Welfare State Welfare Around the WorldChapter 9: Governments, Welfare and Social Change Analyzing Social Change Changing State Welfare: From Golden Age to Crisis and Beyond The Future of State Welfare: Shaping the New PluralismChapter 10: Social Welfare and International Social Development Features of Social Development Social Development: Theory and Practice Social Development: Limitations and ProspectsPart III: Social Welfare for a Global EraChapter 11: International Collaboration in Social Welfare History of International Social Welfare Cooperation Promoting International Social Welfare Cooperation Issues and Challenges in Social Welfare CooperationChapter 12: Epilogue: Towards a Global Perspective in Social Welfare Roots of the One World Perspective Elements of a One World Perspective Challenges to a One World Perspective: Values and Power