9781412956949

Human Services As Complex Organizations

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    9781412956949

  • ISBN10:

    1412956943

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/29/2009
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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Summary

What characteristics distinguish human services from other organizations? This Second Edition of Human Services as Complex Organizations provides a comprehensive and state-of-the-art perspective on the expanding field of human service administration. This vanguard collection weaves the   latest theoretical and empirical studies in human service administration with contemporary examples from hospitals, schools, social service agencies, mental health centers, and public welfare agencies. Blending theory with application, this outstanding anthology highlights the moral choices and accomplishments made by human service organizations.   Features in This Edition Presents the latest theoretical and empirical studies on human service organizations, offering students key analytical tools to study and understand the human services factors Introduces important new topics, such as the impact of the policy environment, emotional labor, and advocacy Offers students a new perspective with original studies on organizational ideologies, conditions of work, structuration of service technologies, diversity, and discretion Intended Audience This exceptional compilation of the best theoretical and empirical studies on human service organizations is indispensable to graduate students and scholars of social work.    

Table of Contents

Introduction
Understanding Human Service Organizations
The Attributes of Human Service Organizations
Theoretical Approaches to Human Service Organizations
Social Policy and Organizational Responses
Human Service Organizations and the Politics of Practice
The U.S. Nonprofit Human Service Sector: A Creeping Revolution
Organizational Forms as Moral Practices
Organization-Environment Relations
The Emergence of Hybrid Organizational Forms: Combining Identity-Based Service Provision and Political Action
The Political Economy of Contracting and Competition
A Preliminary Theory of Interorganizational Network Effectiveness: A Comparative Study of Four Community Mental Health Systems
Organizational Leadership, Ideologies, and Culture
Leadership Styles and Leadership Change in Human and Community Service Organizations
Rape Crisis Centers: Helping Victims, Changing Society
Organizational Culture and Climate: Implications for Services and Intervention Research
Service Technologies, Conditions of Work, and Emotional Labor
Service Technologies and the Conditions of Work in Child Welfare
Human Service Organizational Technology: Improving Understanding and Advancing Research
Emotional Labor in the Human Service Organization
Organizational Diversity
Human Services as "Race Work"? Historical Lessons and Contemporary Challenges of Black Providers
Diversity and Organizational Performance
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