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Challenges in human rights : a social work perspective

Author: Elisabeth Reichert
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2007.
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By using human rights as a guidepost, social workers can help create social welfare policies that better serve societal needs. However, in applying human rights to contemporary situations, social workers often encounter challenges that require thinking outside the box. Bringing together provocative essays from a diverse range of authors, Elisabeth Reichert demonstrates how approaching social work from a human rights  Read more...
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Reichert, Elisabeth.
Challenges in Human Rights : A Social Work Perspective.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2007
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elisabeth Reichert
ISBN: 9780231510349 0231510349
OCLC Number: 826477797
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (543 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Abbreviations; Introduction: Social Work Perspectives on Human Rights; 1. Human Rights in the Twenty-first Century: Creating a New Paradigm for Social Work; 2. Human Rights in Social Work Practice: An Invisible Part of the Social Work Curriculum?; 3. Global Distributive Justice as a Human Right: Implications for the Creation of a Human Rights Culture; 4. Cultural Relativism and Community Activism; 5. Development, Social Development, and Human Rights. 6. Using Economic Human Rights in the Movement to End Poverty: The Kensington Welfare Rights Union and the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign7. Economic and Social Rights: The Neglected Human Rights; 8. Human Rights and Women: A Work in Progress; 9. Human Rights Violations Against Female Offenders and Inmates; 10. Children's Rights as a Template for Social Work Practice; 11. Globalization, Democratization, and Human Rights: Human-Made Disasters and a Call for Universal Social Justice; 12. Law and Social Work: Not-So-Odd Bedfellows in Promoting Human Rights; List of Contributors.
Responsibility: edited by Elisabeth Reichert.

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