International Social Work
Issues, Strategies, and Programs
- David Cox - La Trobe University, Australia
- Manohar Pawar - Charles Sturt University, Australia
International Social Work: Issues, Strategies, and Programs, Second Edition draws together the practice wisdom emerging within the broad scope of international social work practice and its role in contributing to the international community's efforts in combating the major global social problems of poverty, conflict and postconflict reconstruction, the development of countries and disadvantaged populations, migration and displacement, and the needs of specific populations such as child soldiers and AIDS orphans.
Utilizing an integrated perspectives approach incorporating global, human rights, ecological and social development perspectives, the International Social Work, 2e is designed to prepare social workers, human services professionals, development practitioners who desire to play significant roles in responding to modern global challenges that are critical to the well-being of people, communities, nations and ultimately of us all.
This is an absolute for any student on MA social work course - it provides policy and legal frameworks as well as critical debate.
A comprehensive guide to the international social work that includes a variety of useful case examples.
It was the most appropriate textbook I was able to find for teaching an undergraduate course I developed on International Human Services at Elon University. I'll be using it again in fall 2015 because my students found it useful.
Broad ranging text which provides a very useful resouce on key issues and stratagems for students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Currently using as a supplement for my SW222/policy course.
I would highly recommend this book to any practitioner and academic who is interested in the different ways that social work is practised world wide, as the authors have provided an extensive and informative perspective on social work and the political climates that operate in different parts of the worlds.
Forced migration and program strategies illustrate the difficulties that ordinarily in the west are taken for granted and how social work practitioners have to be able to understand and work within the politics of the majority and contend with trying to advocate for the minority that is not easily attainable within a neutral position.
A very good book for students considering international work, also for MA students moving into other sectors.
This book is essential reading for our final year students during their Social Work and Globalisation module.
Two new paragraphs have been inserted. One provides an outline of the international context relevant to the text, and the second outlines the changes in the second edition. The organization section has also been amended in accordance with the changes to chapters' content.
This chapter has been edited to reflect, in particular, recent discussions on indigenous ocial work, the expansion of social work internationally in recent years, partricularly in Asia, and the recent literature relevant to international social work. References and the Further Reading section have been updated.
This chapter has undergone only minor changes, especially to include reference to recent relevant literature. The Further Reading section has been updated.
In outlining the international context of international social work, this chapter includes data on the major global problems confronting the international community. These data have been updated. There are also minor changes and cittaions of recent literature throughout the chapter, while the Further Reading section has been amended accordingly.
There are minor changes only to this chapter, largely reflecting the recent literature. The Further Reading section has been amended.
The data relating to development aid, and the literature pertaining to aid effectiveness and the Millennium Development Goals and progress in relation to them, and to the impact of globalization, are reflected in the minor changes made to this chapter. The Further Reading section has also been amended accordingly.
There are minor changes only to this hapter and one additional case example included. There are new references throughout and a revised Further Reading list.
Data on global poverty and its reduction have been updated, as has the material on the Least Developed Countries. The recent literature on poverty reduction, including on the relationahip between globalization and poverty, is reflected throughout in the minor changes made. There are also some new Further Readings.
The minor changes reflect the recent literature, with some new Further Reading.
The data on conflict has been updated and a few recent examples included. The minor changes throughout reflect the recent literature, as do the changes to the Further Reading.
This chapter has a new introduction and only minor changes, including to the Further Reading.
This is a new chapter brought in because of the growing importance of the many features of global migration, both generally but especially for national and international social work. The chapter introduces global migration from several perspectives and indicates that discussion here will be confined to labor migration and forced migration. The rest of the chapter is then devoted to labor migration, focusing on its causes and nature, definitional and status issues, and how the presentation of the phenomenon relates to international social work. The final section is on Trafficked Persons.
This is the original chapter 11, omitting material pertaining to labor and illegal migration and focusing only on forced migration. It has been edited to reflect more recent data on forced migration and more recent literature. There are additional references throughout and changes to the Further Reading.
This is the original chapter 12, modified to include the material on programs and strategies pertaining to labor migration, including what was in the original chapter 13. It has a new introduction and the section on labor migration is largely new. This section is, however, short, reflecting the minimal involvement of international social work to date in labor migration. The greater part of the chapter addresses displacement and forced migration, as was the case in the priginal chapter 12. This material then has only minor changes and some additional references. The end sections related to further work have been modified to reflect the changes in the chapter.
This is the original chapter 13 which included a section on migrant workers. That section has now been moved to either chapter 11 or 13 and partly rewritten. Then to expand the range of specific population examples, new sections have been included on child soldiers, youth in developing countries, the elderly in developing countries, amd persons with disabilities in developing countries. The remainlng sections of the originl chapter 13 have been edited in the light of recent data and literature, but with no significant changes to the material on working with each of these populations.
This is a completely new chapter. It amplifies the discussion on international organizations found in chapter 3 and provides a number of descriptive examples from a social work perspective. The second section looks at the types of roles that social workers commonly undertake in these organizations. The most important section is, however, that pertaining to the preparation of social workers for international social work, whether as students engaged in social work education or as social work graduates. All of the literature referred to in this chapter is new to this edition.
This is the original chapter 14. The relatively minor changes to it reflect recent developments discussed in the recent literature pertaining to international social work.