International Social Work Professional Action in an Interdependent World

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-03-28
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Written by the director of the country's first center for internationalsocial work studies, the original edition of this book set the stage for recentyears' exponential increase of interest in international issues for socialworkers. This second edition is a thorough revision of that definitive text, andit expands on the sections most valuable to teachers, adds evocative photos fromthe author's own collection, and provides a wealth of new information to bringthe book up-to-the-minute in usefulness. A comprehensive treatment of international social work, the book emphasizesglobal interdependence and professional action, themes that provide the contextfor an engaging examination of social work issues in a global perspective. Thebook's four sections introduce major concepts and issues in international socialwork, review the global history of the social work profession as a whole,discuss global ethics, practice and policy, and values, and look ahead to thebright future of international exchange and development. From direct service topolicy and administration, International Social Work provides a thoroughoverview of the international dimensions of social work practice, and is sure toremain the essential text for all social work students and practitioners,providing a sound foundation for future academic and career exploration.

Author Biography

Lynne Healy, PhD, is a Professor of Social Work and Director of the Center for International Social Work Studies at the University of Connecticut.

Table of Contents

International Social Work: Why Is It Important and What Is It?p. 3
The Context of International Social Work: Concepts, Issues, and Organizations
Theories and Concepts Underpinning International Social Work: Globalizationp. 25
Theories and Concepts Underpinning International Social Work: Development and Human Rightsp. 52
Global Social Issuesp. 80
International Social Welfare Organizations and Their Functionsp. 106
The Profession Internationally
The History of the Development of Social Workp. 135
International Professional Action: A Selective Historyp. 164
Social Work Around the World Todayp. 201
International Social Work: Values, Practice, and Policy
Values and Ethics for International Professional Actionp. 239
International Relief and Development Practice: Lara Herscovitch with Lynne Healyp. 260
International/Domestic Practice Interfacep. 286
Understanding and Influencing Global Policyp. 317
Strengthening International Social Work: Strategies and Challenges
International Exchange: An Essential Mechanism for International Social Workp. 341
Social Work as a Force for Humane Global Change and Developmentp. 357
Ethics in Social Work: Statement of Principles: International Federation of Social Workers and International Association of Schools of Social Work (2000)p. 373
United Nations Millennium Development Goals and Targets: Adopted in 2000 by the United Nationsp. 377
United Nations Summit for Social Development-Ten Commitmentsp. 379
Human Development Index Rankings for Countriesp. 381
Milestones in the International History of Social Work Around the Worldp. 387
Glossary of Terms and Abbreviationsp. 391
Indexp. 397
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