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International social work: Issues, strategies, and programs

By: David Cox and Manohar Pawar Publication: Vistaar Publications ISBN: 81-7892-690-X Price: Rs 595 Pages: 421

india Updated: Oct 28, 2006 17:26 IST

Rising global poverty, widespread conflict and post-conflict reconstruction, and the large population of displaced persons-these are a few global situations that are adversely affecting the well-being of millions of people.

This book draws together the practice wisdom emerging within 'the broad scope of international social work practice.

Using an integrated perspectives approach, which incorporates global, human rights, ecological, and social development perspectives, the authors prepare readers to actively respond to modern global challenges that are critical to the well-being of people, communities, nations, and ultimately all of us.



The Authors

Dr Manohar Pawar        is senior lecturer in Social Work, School of Humanities amd Social Sciences, Charles Strut University, Australia.

He received his MSW and PHD at leading schools of social work in India, where he also engaged in considerable fieldwork.


David Cox is an Adjunct Professor in Social Work at La Trobe University, Australia. He received his initial university education in arts and social work at the university of Melbourne. He worked in the refugee, migration, and international social work areas for 20 years full time, before beginning to teach.

The book:



• Provides an integrated perspectives approach to international social work and social development practice to give readers alternative theoretical frameworks not found in other books.

• Focuses on the experience of teaching and practicing international social work, rather than reflecting on the field.

• Includes tables, chapters, learning exercises, and questions, possible research areas, and recommended readings to prompt critical thinking and classroom discussion.

This special South Asian edition has been published with a new preface and an appendix that contains sources of excellent case studies drawn from across the South Asian sub-region.

It is an ideal text for undergraduate and graduate courses in Social Work and Development Studies, as well as an excellent resource for social workers, human services professionals, and development practitioners.