Human rights and social work : towards rights-based practice /

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Author / Creator:Ife, Jim, 1946-
Edition:3rd ed.
Imprint:Port Melbourne, Vic. : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Description:x, 356 p. ; 23 cm.
Language:English
Subject:Human rights.
Social service -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Social workers -- Professional ethics.
Human rights.
Social service -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Social workers -- Professional ethics.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8861101
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ISBN:9781107693876
110769387X
Notes:Previous ed.: 2008.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:Examines current human rights issues and shows how a broader understanding can be used to ground a form of practice that is central to social work, community development and broader human services. Author formerly from Curtin University of Technology.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • 1. Human rights in a globalised world
  • 2. Human rights: beyond traditional formulations
  • 3. Public and private human rights
  • 4. Culture and human rights
  • 5. Human rights and human needs
  • 6. Human rights and obligations
  • 7. Ethics and human rights
  • 8. Participation in the human rights discourse
  • 9. Constructing human rights for social work practice
  • 10. Achieving human rights through social work practice
  • 11. Respecting human rights in social work practice
  • 12. Conclusion: prospects for human rights practice