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International Social Work: Professional Action in an Interdependent World is a comprehensive introduction that places social work history, practice, policy, and education within an international perspective. Two main themes- global interdependence and professional action- are emphasized in this complete examination of an increasingly global profession. The author provides a four-part definition of international social work; emphasizing competence for professional action in international aspects of domestic practice and policy; professional exchange; international development practice; and policy formulation and advocacy at the global level. The economic, cultural, environmental, and social welfare implications of global interdependence are addressed through a discussion of resource utilization, poverty, structural adjustment and the debt crisis, migration, HIV/AIDS, and the rights of women and children. A chapter on value and ethical dilemmas considers how context influences the ways in which social issues are approached, and case examples from Asia, Africa, Europe, South America, and the Caribbean are used throughout the book to illustrate concepts. The text concludes with an exploration of universal concepts for social work around the world, including social development, human rights, multiculturalism, social exclusion, sustainability, and security. From direct service to policy and administration, International Social Work: Professional Action in an Interdependent World provides a thorough overview of the international dimensions of social work practice. It is an essential text for all social work students and practitioners and provides a sound foundation for future academic and career exploration in international social work.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 521.63g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 20 halftones & line illus.
  • 0195301676
  • 9780195301670
  • 684,411

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"Lynne Healy's new edition of International Social Work will be welcomed by social work educators and practitioners alike who will find that it provides important new insights into the way the profession is responding to pressing social needs, and meeting the challenge of promoting social and human rights in our contemporary world. It deserves to be widely read."--James Midgley, Harry and Riva Specht Professor and Dean Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley"As this comprehensive book thoroughly demonstrates, social work must be international to be relevant today. The social problems and conditions arising out of globalization create for the social work profession significant areas of international responsibility and demands for expanded knowledge and competencies. This, combined with the far-reaching opportunities offered by the technological revolution in communication, makes international involvement inevitable. This thoroughly researched and scholarly presentation of international social work in its every aspect-policy, practice, theory, history, education, ethics and values-should become required reading for social work faculty and students in North America and elsewhere, and for all professionals facing the challenge of improving human well-being in the 21st century."--from the new Foreword by Katherine A. Kendall , Honorary President, IASSW"Lynne Healy's new edition of International Social Work will be welcomed by social work educators and practitioners alike who will find that it provides important new insights into the way the profession is responding to pressing social needs, and meeting the challenge of promoting social and human rights in our contemporary world. It deserves to be widely read."--James Midgley, Harry and Riva Specht Professor and Dean Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley"As this comprehensive book thoroughly demonstrates, social work must be international to be relevant today. The social problems and conditions arising out of globalization create for the social work profession significant areas of international responsibility and demands for expanded knowledge and competencies. This, combined with the far-reaching opportunities offered by the technological revolution in communication, makes international involvement inevitable. This thoroughly researched and scholarly presentation of international social work in its every aspect-policy, practice, theory, history, education, ethics and values-should become required reading for social work faculty and students in North America and elsewhere, and for all professionals facing the challenge of improving human well-being in the 21st century."--from the new Foreword by Kathleen A. Kendall, Honorary President, IASSWshow more

About Lynne M. Healy

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

Table of contents

SECTION I: THE CONTEXT OF INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WORK: CONCEPTS, ISSUES AND ORGANIZATIONS; SECTION II: THE PROFESSION IN INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT AND ACTION; SECTION III: INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WORK VALUES, PRACTICE AND POLICY; CONCLUSION: SOCIAL WORK IN GLOBAL CIVIL SOCIETY; APPENDIX A: IFSW/ASSW ETHICS IN SOCIAL WORK: STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES; APPENDIX B: UNITED NATIONALS MILLENNEUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS; APPENDIX C: 10 COMMITMENTS; APPENDIX D: MILESTONES IN THE INTERNATIONAL HISTORY OF SOCIAL WORKshow more

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