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

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Imprint:Surrey, England ; Burlington, Vermont : Ashgate, 2014.
Description:1 online resource (217 pages) : illustrations
Subject:Social service.
Human rights.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Human Services.
Human rights.
Social service.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:Hessle, Sven, 1941-
Almeida, Sonia Maria Figueiredo.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index.
Print version record.
Summary: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 answer to this question owing to the clash between different sociocultural and local conditions and demands for universal human rights.
Other form:Print version: Human rights and social equality. Volume I, Social work-social development. Surrey, England ; Burlington, Vermont : Ashgate, ©2014 xxii, 194 pages 9781472412355
Table of 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.