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International Social Work: Issues, Strategies, and Programs 2ed

by David Cox and Manohar Pawar SAGE Publications, Inc
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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, 2ed 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.

Key Features
• Provides an integrated perspectives approach to international social work and social development practice to give readers alternative theoretical frameworks not found in other books
• Focuses on the experience of teaching and practicing international social work, rather than reflecting on the field
• Includes tables, chapter summaries, learning exercises and questions, possible research areas, and recommended readings to prompt critical thinking and classroom discussion
• Most recent research on indigenous social work, the expansion of international social work, partricularly in Asia, and the recent literature relevant to international social work.
• Updated references, and literature on all the major global problems confronting the international community including development aid, effectiveness and the Millennium Development Goals and progress in relation to them, and to the impact of globalization.
• Updated data on global poverty and its reduction including the least developed countries and the relationship between globalization and poverty
• New chapter on the Global Spread and Organization on to address the growing importance of the many features of global migration and introduces global migration from several perspectives including labor migration, forced migration, and Trafficked Persons.
on to address the growing importance of the many features of global migration and introduces global migration from several perspectives including labor migration, forced migration, and Trafficked Persons.
• New sections on child soldiers, youth in developing countries, the elderly in developing countries, amd persons with disabilities in developing countries.
• New chapter on international organizations from a social work perspective, the preparation of international social workers, and the types of roles that social workers commonly undertake in these organizations.

1. International Social Work
Social Work
The Global Spread and Organization of Social Work
International Social Work
2. The Integrated-perspectives Approach to International Social Work
The Global Perspective
The Human Rights Perspective
The Ecological Perspective
The Social Development Perspective
The Integrated-perspectives Approach as a Whole
The Integrated-perspectives Approach and Existing Social Work Theories
The Application of the Integrated-perspectives Approach to International Social Work
3. The Global Context of International Social Work
The Global Social Problems Context
The Organizational Context
The Ideological Context
The Emerging Policy Context: The Emergence of Global Social and Economic Policy and of International Law, and the Significance of These for International Social Work Practice
4. Basic Programs and Strategies for International Social Work
Capacity Building
Self-help and Self-reliance
Enhancing Social Integration or Social Cohesion
Community Development
5. The Field of Development: Background and Issues
Global Development Since 1945: The Various Paths to Development
Local-level Development
6. The Field of Development: Programs and Strategies
Local-level Development
Goals and Strategies Pertaining to Local-level Development
Key Strategies and Programs Appropriate to Local-level Development
The Place for Integrated Comprehensive Programs
7. The Field of Poverty: Background and Issues
Perspectives on Poverty: The Integrated-Perspectives Approach and Poverty
Global Poverty: Current Dimensions and Trends
Global Poverty: The Various Types or Facets of Poverty
Globalization and Poverty
The Poverty of the United Nationsa List of Least Developed Countries
Globally Induced Poverty
Poverty and the Development Process
Subsistence Poverty
Rural Poverty
Urban Poverty
Poverty and Specific Population Categories
Consequential Poverty
Definitions and Forms of Poverty
8. The Field of Poverty: Programs and Strategies
Poverty Alleviation in Context
A Model of Poverty Alleviation for International Social Work
Poverty Alleviation Programs and Strategies Used in International Social Work
9. The Field of Conflict and Post-conflict Reconstruction: Background and Issues
The Integrated-perspectives Approach and Conflict and Peace Issues
The Extent and Nature of Modern Conflict
The Role of the United Nations
The Role of Global Civil Society
The Postconflict Response
The Postconflict Situation and the Postconflict Reconstruction Agenda
The Humanitarian Aid Debate
10. The Field of Conflict and Postconflict Reconstruction: Programs and Strategies
Implementing the Comprehensive Postconflict Agenda
Some Key Areas of International Social Work in the Postconflict Situation
Delivering Psychosocial Programs
Rebuilding Communities
Securing and Maintaining Peace and Promoting Reconciliation
11. The Field of Migration and Labor Migration: Background and Issues
The Integrated Perspectives Approach to Migration
Global Migration
Labor Market Migration
Migrant Workers
Irregular Workers
Trafficked Persons
12. The Field of Displacement and Forced Migration: Background and Issues
Forced Migration: The Presenting Situation and Its Background
The Nature of Forced Migration in the Contemporary World
Forced Migration Movements and Numbers in Recent Times
A Critical Analysis of the Forced Migration Situation
Specific Aspects of International Social Workas Involvement in Forced Migration Situations
13. The Field of Migration: Programs and Strategies
Labor Migration
Displacement and Forced Migration
A General Overview of Social Work Programs in Forced Migration Situations
Some Specific Programs and Strategies for Responding to Various Forced Migration Situations
Humanitarian Aid and Its Distribution
Programs Humanizing Existing Conditions
Trauma Counseling Programs
Support Programs
Social and Recreational Programs
Childrenas Education and Psychosocial Programs
Services for Refugee Women
Family Reunion Programs
Repatriation Programs
Integration Programs
Human Rights Programs
Legal Programs
Community Development Programs
14. International Social Work With Specific Populations
Street Children
Child Laborers
Orphans and the HIV/AIDS Crisis
Child Soldiers
Youth in Developing Countries
Elderly Persons in Developing Countries
Persons with Disability in Developing Countries
15. International Organizations a Roles for Social Workers and Preparation of Social Workers for International Social Work
International Organizations
Roles for Social Workers in International Organizations
Preparation of Social Workers for International Social Work Practice
16. Challenges for International Social Work for the Twenty-first Century
The Way Ahead for International Social Work: Where Should International Social Work Be Heading in the Twenty-first Century?
Changes Required to Social Work Education
Changes Required to Social Work Practice
Careers in International Social Work: Social Work
Graduatesa Response to International Social Work
The Global Organization of Social Work
Appendix A: International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW)
Appendix B: Acronyms
Appendix C: Useful Websites
About the Authors

After a distinguished career as a social work educator and administrator, Dr. Cox currently teaches as an adjunct lecturer at La Trobe University in Australia. His professional interests have included work in social work and immigration and the experiences of refugees. He has written scores of articles and several books. He was awarded his Ph. D. from La Trobe in 1974.

Dr. Pawar's research interests include: Social Work Education, International Social Work and Social Development, Social Policy, NGOs and Community Development, Criminal Justice, Juvenile Welfare and Training and Evaluation. In 1990, he was awarded his Ph.D. from Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Dehli, India. He currently works as Senior Lecturer in Social Work, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, at Charles Stuart University, Wagga Wagga, Australia and as Associate Director and Key Researcher, Centre for Rural Social Research. He has won numerous awards, including the following:

* Quality of Life Award 2001 from the Association of Commonwealth Universities

* Faculty Award for Research Excellence 2001

* ICSSR institutional Doctoral Fellowship

* Best Student-Alumni Association Prize

* National Merit Scholarship

* Rank Holder, Karnataka University.

He is also widely published on subject including social work theory and practice in rural environments, jobs and careers, community social work, and international social work theory and practice.

Affiliations: -Charles Sturt University, NSW, Australia