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  • Führungshandeln in der Sozialen Arbeitby Michael Fleißer

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 36.68

    Mit der Modernisierung des Sozialstaates geht auch ein Wandel der Jugendhilfe einher. Vor diesem Hintergrund fragt Michael Fleißer nach Führungshandeln in Einrichtungen des sozialen Dienstleistungssektors. Für seine Studien nutzt er die theoretischen Konzepte von Gouvernementalität und (sozial-)pädagogischer Professionalität als Basis, um die Beteiligung... more...

  • Community Economic Development in Social Workby Steven D. Soifer; Joseph B. McNeely; Cathy Costa; Nancy Pickering-Bernheim

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    Community economic development (CED) is an increasingly essential factor in the revitalization of low- to moderate-income communities. This cutting-edge text explores the intersection of CED and social work practice, which both focus on the well-being of indigent communities and the empowerment of individuals and the communities in which they live.... more...

  • Touring Povertyby Bianca Freire-Medeiros

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 143.00

    Touring Poverty addresses a highly controversial practice: the transformation of impoverished neighbourhoods into valued attractions for international tourists. In the megacities of the Global South, selected and idealized aspects of poverty are being turned into a tourist commodity for consumption. The book takes the reader on a journey through... more...

  • Urban Livelihoodsby Tony Lloyd-Jones; Carole Rakodi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 61.95

    One of the most promising approaches to poverty reduction in developing countries is to encourage sustainable livelihoods for the poor. This takes account of their opportunities and assets and the sources of their vulnerability. Based on recent and extensive research, this volume thoroughly assesses the value of the livelihoods approach to urban poverty.... more...

  • Urban Governance Voice and Poverty in the Developing Worldby Nick Devas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95

    Poverty and governance are both issues high on the agenda of international agencies and governments in the South. With urban areas accounting for a steadily growing share of the world's poor people, an international team of researchers focused their attention on the hitherto little-studied relationship between urban governance and urban poverty. In... more...

  • Social Work in East Asiaby Christian Aspalter

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 64.95

    Owing to rapid economic development and the onset of population ageing, social work has become a major means of delivering social services and relieving and preventing social problems at an individual, family, and community level in East Asia. This groundbreaking volume explores the current state of development of social work provision across the region.... more...

  • Helping Skills For Human Service Workersby Kenneth France; Kim Weikel

    Charles C Thomas 2014; US$ 59.95

    This revised third edition is a comprehensive yet easy-to-read resource for learning communication skills used in human services such as crisis intervention, mental health, case management, social services, rehabilitation, and patient care. All material in this new edition has been updated with regard to supporting research. In addition, there is new... more...

  • Fundraising Management: Analysis, planning and practice 3eby Adrian Sargeant; Elaine Jay

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 67.95

    Applying the principles of marketing to nonprofit organizations and the fundraising sector is vital for the modern fundraiser who wants to increase profitability and diversify their fundraising efforts in this challenging industry. This comprehensive how-to guide provides a thorough grounding in the principles underpinning professional practices and... more...

  • The Poverty of Revolutionby Susan Eva Eckstein

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 49.50

    The plight of the urban poor in Mexico has changed little since World War II, despite the country's impressive rate of economic growth. Susan Eckstein considers how market forces and state policies that were ostensibly designed to help the poor have served to maintain their poverty. She draws on intensive research in a center city slum, a squatter... more...

  • Racial Disproportionality in Child Welfareby Marian S Harris

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    The number of children of color entering the child welfare system in the United States is disproportionately high. This is especially true among African-American children, who, though they comprise 15% of children in the U.S., account for 37% of the total children placed in foster care. The numbers are also high for Native American and Latino children.... more...