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Human rights and social equality. Volume I, Social work-social development : challenges for social work

Author: Sven Hessle; Sonia Maria Figueiredo Almeida
Publisher: Surrey, England ; Burlington, Vermont : Ashgate, 2014. ©2014
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This informative and incisively written edited collection brings together experts from around the world to explore the tension between a normative and a political base of social work and social development and, therefore, to address the question: How can social work and social policies contribute in the endeavor to respect, protect and fulfill human rights? This volume will show that there is no straightforward  Read more...
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Human rights and social equality. Volume I, Social work-social development.
Surrey, England ; Burlington, Vermont : Ashgate, ©2014
xxii, 194 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sven Hessle; Sonia Maria Figueiredo Almeida
ISBN: 9781472412362 1472412362 9781472412379 1472412370
OCLC Number: 874156568
Description: 1 online resource (217 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Notes on Contributors; 1 Introduction; A Global Agenda as Point of Departure; Selection of Contributions for the Volumes; Human Rights and Social Equality; 2 Human Rights and Social Equality; Growing Gaps; Austerity Programs; Extreme Nationalistic Movements; Right to an Adequate Standard of Living; Affirmative Action Necessary; 3 Social Work and Human Rights: An African Perspective; Introduction; The Impact of Colonialism; New Forms of Imperialism; The Complicity of African Leaders in Human Rights Violations. Cultural Specificity and Universal Human RightsThe Way Forward: Implications for Social Work; Conclusion; 4 Disability and the Struggle for Inclusion; Social Work and Disability: Time for a Different Response; Introduction; Global Developments in Disability; Assistance and Support; Constructive Engagements; Considering Two Outcomes Paradigms: the Improving (Person-Centred) and the Proving (Managerialist) Agendas; Introduction; Policy Background; Talking Points Personal Outcomes Approach; Conclusion; The Integration of Children and Youth with Disabilities into Family and Community Life. 5 Active and Dignified AgeingActive and Dignified Ageing in Asia; Introduction of the Region; Population Ageing in Asia; Active and Dignified Ageing; Policy Options to Support Active and Dignified Ageing in Asia; Conclusion; Population Decline and Ageing in Europe; Safeguarding Older People from Mistreatment; Ethical Constraints and Dilemmas; An Ethic of Care; Social Integration and Self-Rated Health among Older Adults in Urban China; Research Objectives; Methods; Results; Discussion; Appendix: Measures for Control Variables; 6 Perspectives on Children at Risk. Child Protection System Mapping and AssessmentIntroduction; What is Child Protection?; Issues Approach and the Challenges it Presents; What the Systems Approach Offers; Systems Typology and Mappings; Conclusion; Child Rights/Community Development Principles; Introduction; Theoretical Lenses; Conclusion; Project Barnablick: Through the Eyes of a Child. Redefining Child Advocacy within a Not-for-Profit Organisation; Introduction: How the Project Came About; Through the Eyes of a Child; Results; Conclusion; Working with Resistant Parents in Child Protection; Introduction. Resistant and Violent ParentsConclusion; 7 Youth and Vulnerability --
Current Challenges; Youth Futures; Introduction; Premises; Target Population; Inputs; Typical Processes; Youth Futures is Regarded as a Positive Factor; Evidence-based Community Interventions for Tackling the Problems of Youth Gang Violence and Delinquency in Central America; Context; The Research Project; Methodology; Measurement; Overall Findings; Our Suggestion; Conclusion; International Comparative Research Regarding Vulnerable Young People; Introduction; Building Knowledge for Practice in an International Context.
Responsibility: edited by Sven Hessle ; [and forty one others], contributors.

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