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Social Welfare in Global Context

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Comparative Social Policy

March 1997 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
James Midgley provides an overview of social welfare, outlining key institutions, terminology, historical research and approaches. In addition, he details reasons for the existence of international social welfare and the challenges which arise from it.

Social Welfare in Global Context includes sections on: applied international social welfare, which addresses the concerns of practitioners; and issues of social work practice, social development, the activities of international agencies and their collaborative efforts. As well as its important focus on practical application, the book also presents key theoretical debates in the field, and provides a comprehensive account of world social conditions and social welfare institutions.

 
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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James O. Midgley

James Midgley is the Harry and Riva Specht Professor of Public Social Services and Dean Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. Originally from South Africa, he studied at the University of Cape Town and the London School of Economics and held academic appointments at both universities before moving to the United States 1985 where he served as as Dean of the School of Social Work and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research at Louisiana State University. He accepted the appointment as Specht Professor and Dean of the School of Social Welfare Berkeley in 1997.He has published widely on issues of social development, social policy,... More About Author

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