In order for social and economic justice to flourish globally, agreater understanding of practice and policy efforts from aroundthe world is essential for today's professional in the humanservices.
International Social Work Policy and Practice: PracticalInsights and Perspectives provides practitioners and studentswith contemporary examples and thought-provoking activities topromote in-depth insight and analysis of global social welfareissues such as poverty and the environment.
Thorough and practical, this book examines social work policyand practice within the context of global interdependence andculturally appropriate modes of everyday practice. Itscountry-by-country coverage includes Peru, Mongolia, Portugal, Malawi, Costa Rica, and South Africa, following a consistentstructure that, in addition to offering real-life examples, delvesinto the theoretical underpinnings, ethical dilemmas, policyconcerns, and strategies for promoting social and economicjustice.
Each example of international practice-contributed byinternationally recognized professionals who have lived and workedin the nation they are writing about-allows readers to immersethemselves in that country's cultural, social, historical, political, and economic context. Reflective exercises andWeb-based, interactive activities give readers the chance toconnect and apply what they've learned.
Serving as an impetus for learning more about the uniquestruggles and strengths of those in countries around the world, International Social Work Policy and Practice offersintriguing firsthand observations and perspectives on the relevanceof social work's leadership role in grappling with the humanelements and challenges associated with globalization.