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Social Welfare in Global Context
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Social Welfare in Global Context

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March 1997 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
James Midgley provides a broad overview of social welfare, outlining key institutions, terminology, historical research, and approaches. He also details reasons for the existence of international social welfare and the challenges that arise from it. The author includes an important section on applied international social welfare that addresses the concerns of practitionersùconcerns that have been neglected in much of the literature in the field. An entire section of the book is devoted to issues of social work practice, social development, the activities of international agencies, and their collaborative efforts. While practical application is an important focus of the book, several chapters deal with key theoretical debates in the field. The author also includes descriptive chapters that provide comprehensive accounts of world social conditions and social welfare institutions. As a textbook on international social welfare, Social Welfare in Global Context is primarily intended for students and practitioners of social work, social administration, and social policy. But it is also relevant for students of sociology, public policy, and economics.
 
PART ONE: INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WELFARE AND THE GLOBAL SYSTEM
 
The Field of International Social Welfare
 
The Global World System
 
PART TWO: THE ANALYSIS OF INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WELFARE
 
Social Conditions in Global Context
 
Social Welfare around the World
 
Theories of State Welfare
 
The Impact of State Welfare
An International Assessment  
 
Social Change and the Future of Social Welfare
 
PART THREE: APPLIED INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WELFARE
 
Social Work in International Context
 
International Social Development
 
International Collaboration in Social Welfare

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