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Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare, Volume 4, Social Policy and Policy Practice




Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare, Volume 4, Social Policy and Policy Practice


Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare, Volume 4: The Profession of Social Work features contributions from leading international researchers and practitioners and presents the most comprehensive, in-depth source of information on the field of social work and social welfare.

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Handbook Preface.

Karen M. Sowers.

Catherine N. Dulmus.

Volume Prolusion.

Ira C. Colby.


Section I. Policy And Justice: A Global Imperative.

1. The Human Security Paradigm: Peace with Justice and Equality?

Jody Williams.

2. Social Policy from a Global Perspective.

Robin Sakina Mama.

3. Social Justice for Marginalized and Disadvantaged Groups: Issues and Challenges for Social Policies in Asia.

Joseph Kwok.

Section II. The Context of Policy: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.

4. Reconceptualizing the Evolution of the American Welfare State.

Bruce Jansson.

5. Not by the Numbers Alone: The Effects of Economic and Demographic Changes on Social Policy.

Michael Reisch.

6. The U.S. Patriot Act: Implications for the Social Work Profession.

Stan Stojkovic.

7. Social Welfare Policy as a Form of Social Justice.

Ira C. Colby.

Section III. Policy Practice.

8. Policy Practice.

Rodney Ellis.

9. New Federalism, New Freedom and States Rights: The Uncertain and Fragmented Direction of Public Mental Health Policy in the United States.

King Davis.

10. Aging in the Challenges to Social Policy and Policy Practice.

Inid Opal Cox.

11. Explanatory Legitimacy: A Model for Disability Policy Development and Analysis.

Elizabeth DePoy.

Stephen French Gilson.

12. Health Care Policy: Should Change Be Small or Large.

Pamela Miller.

13. Social Determinants of Health: 21st Century Social Work Priorities.

Gary Rosenberg.

14. Urban Housing Policy and Practice in the Developing World.

Sunil Kumar.

15. Child Welfare Policy.

Richard J. Gelles.

Carol Wilson Spigner.

16. Public Funding of Sectarian Organizations for the Provision of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care: Discriminatory Issues for Gay Males.

Sophia F. Dziegielewski.

Christopher W. Blackwell.

Section IV. Policy Formulation and Possibilities.

17. Social Welfare Policy and Politics.

Richard Hoefer.

18. Social Welfare and Economics: Redefining the Welfare State in a Global Economy.

Howard Karger.

Peter A. Kindle.

19. Digital Technology and Social Policy: Social Justice in a World of Anywhere Access?

Paul Raffoul.

20. Welfare Reform: The Need for Social Empathy.

Elizabeth A. Segal.

"The Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare is an outstanding contribution to social work literature. The Handbook offers a unique and practical view of social work. We recommend that all academic libraries adopt this volume. Social work professors need to review it. These volumes will make significant contributions to student learning." (Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics, Spring 2009)