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📒Social Welfare ✍ David Macarov
📝Social Welfare Book Synopsis : The history, motivations, influences and vital issues in social welfare policy and practice are examined in this book. David Macarov explains how social welfare policy originated and how it is maintained through the interaction of five motivations: mutual aid, religion, politics, economics and ideology. He discusses the major contributions to the development of social welfare from the distinguished figures of Martin Luther, Adam Smith and Charles Darwin. The book concludes with an examination of poverty and unemployment and a review of policy responses to these social problems.
📝Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare The Profession of Social Work Book Synopsis : Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare, Volume 1: 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.
📒Men Masculinities And Social Welfare ✍ Keith Pringle
📝Men Masculinities and Social Welfare Book Synopsis : An examination of men and masculinity, which considers the issues involved with both the use of and provision of welfare services by men, and argues that there is a case for restricting their role. The book is intended for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in social work, social policy and gender studies, as well those interested in masculinity within sociology and psychology. It should also be useful to professionals in welfare, health, education and criminal justice.
📒Advances In Social Welfare In Hong Kong ✍ Daniel T. L. Shek
📝Advances in Social Welfare in Hong Kong Book Synopsis : This volume is a response to the challenges facing advocates of social welfare in Hong Kong in the new millennium, including the changing subvention mode, the need for a greater emphasis on service quality and accountability, and the rising complexity of the needs of different client groups.
📒Authority And Benevolence ✍ Joe C. B. Leung
📝Authority and Benevolence Book Synopsis : In both the literal and metaphorical senses, it seemed as if 1970s America was running out of gas. The decade not only witnessed long lines at gas stations but a citizenry that had grown weary and disillusioned. High unemployment, runaway inflation, and the energy crisis, caused in part by U.S. dependence on Arab oil, characterized an increasingly bleak economic situation. As Edward D. Berkowitz demonstrates, the end of the postwar economic boom, Watergate, and defeat in Vietnam led to an unraveling of the national consensus. During the decade, ideas about the United States, how it should be governed, and how its economy should be managed changed dramatically. Berkowitz argues that the postwar faith in sweeping social programs and a global U.S. mission was replaced by a more skeptical attitude about government's ability to positively affect society. From Woody Allen to Watergate, from the decline of the steel industry to the rise of Bill Gates, and from Saturday Night Fever to the Sunday morning fervor of evangelical preachers, Berkowitz captures the history, tone, and spirit of the seventies. He explores the decade's major political events and movements, including the rise and fall of détente, congressional reform, changes in healthcare policies, and the hostage crisis in Iran. The seventies also gave birth to several social movements and the "rights revolution," in which women, gays and lesbians, and people with disabilities all successfully fought for greater legal and social recognition. At the same time, reaction to these social movements as well as the issue of abortion introduced a new facet into American political life-the rise of powerful, politically conservative religious organizations and activists. Berkowitz also considers important shifts in American popular culture, recounting the creative renaissance in American film as well as the birth of the Hollywood blockbuster. He discusses how television programs such as All in the Family and Charlie's Angels offered Americans both a reflection of and an escape from the problems gripping the country.
📒Judicial Review And Social Welfare ✍ Trevor Buck
📝Judicial Review and Social Welfare Book Synopsis : The essays that comprise this collection focus on the impact and future developments of judicial review in a number of social welfare situations that include homelessness, housing benefit, immigration and social security, to name but a few.
📒Social Welfare In Muslim Societies In Africa ✍ Holger Weiss
📝Social Welfare in Muslim Societies in Africa Book Synopsis : In recent decades there has been an increasing attempt by Muslim intellectuals to reflect on the provision of social welfare in Muslim societies in Africa. One reason for this is the few, if not non-existent, possibilities of the states to provide for the basic needs of their subjects, a situation that has become painfully evident in most African states not only the Muslim ones. However, public as well as private provision of social welfare is not a new phenomenon in the Muslim world. "This book deals with a most important and previously largely overlooked theme. In the current situation, when economically weak African states have great problems providing social amenities for their people, the welfare activities of Islamic -- and other -- non-governmental organizations have become especially important. This book provides a number of theoretically and, in particular, empirically interesting and valuable discussions on various kinds of Muslim social welfare in a number of African countries." -- David Westerlund, Associate Professor, Faculty of Theology, Uppsala University, Sweden
📒Activity Incomes And Social Welfare ✍ Manuela Stănculescu
📝Activity Incomes and Social Welfare Book Synopsis : This book describes and quantifies the major socioeconomic changes that have occurred in four new member states of the EU (Slovenia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria) since the early 1990s.Within the broad framework of socioeconomic change, a number of topics are explored in greater detail. These include changes in activity, occupational status and educational attainment, household income sources and income inequality, and risk of income poverty. The analysis is based on household budget surveys and complemented with other statistical sources, enabling a coherent analysis of the impact of large changes in social policy at household level.
📒The Dilemma Of American Social Welfare ✍ William M. Epstein
📝The Dilemma of American Social Welfare Book Synopsis : In the current political climate of the United States, there are no easily apparent solutions to the monumental social problems we face. The Los Angeles riots of 1992 may have been a taste of continuing social turmoil. Epstein claims that people in need are poorly served and misled by the American system of social welfare. This is one of those rare works emanating from a social welfare expert that does not offer easy placebos or simplistic claims based on more money. The Dilemma of American Social Welfare argues against the idea that there are inexpensive cures for serious societal sicknesses. Epstein takes on an immense literature in psychotherapy, social work, and welfare, all offering simple answers to complex problems. He is as critical of liberal solutions as of conservative ones. Two of the largest social experiments ever undertaken in the United States are evaluated in depth. The Negative Income Tax experiments of the 1960s and early 1970s tested the feasibility of an income guarantee; and the Evaluation of State Work/Welfare Initiatives employed a variety of programs to stimulate welfare recipients to find jobs. Epstein also analyzes social services associated with social work, and examines approaches to juvenile delinquency and drug addiction. Epstein is blunt in his denial that welfare or workfare can readily resolve major social and economic questions of the times. His work, addressed as it is to the malaise in the social welfare or helping professions, should serve as an early warning signal that easy solutions are hard for recipients to identify and harder still for donors to put forth. The book's relevance to political and social questions of the day will make it of interest to sociologists, political scientists, policymakers, sophisticated laymen, and researchers in policy and urban studies.
📒The Institutionalization Of Social Welfare ✍ Mikael Holmqvist
📝The Institutionalization of Social Welfare Book Synopsis : Today most countries rely on formally organized welfare programs - in some cases to the extent that they are labeled "welfare states". These programs, which have been constructed over the last decades, make up a larger national and international system of good intentions. Overall, it appears inconceivable to imagine "civilized society" without a comprehensive organizational system of social welfare. Social welfare has become a "holy cow" in many societies; an institutionalized aspect of modern life. But how does the institutionalization of social welfare occur through the concrete activities it enacts; and why does the institutionalization of social welfare appear to be so particularly successful in relation to other institutionalizing phenomena? These are central problems for any sociological analysis of contemporary society’s organization and are the main locus of attention of this book. Holmqvist explores how a social welfare organization becomes a self-evident phenomenon by "medicalizing" its environment: a way of "solving" social problems by viewing and treating them as medical problems. This study generates new understandings of how institutionalization of organizations comes about and contributes fresh insight to the area of social welfare policies.